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Kditok Breeder and Sportsman— In response 
to your request I will give my views of a California 
circuit for 1901, and the only condition that I ask is 
that you permit me to be known simply by the nom de 
plume which I sign to this as I am not a newspaper 
scribe and have not the time nor the inclination to be 
a regular correspondent. If my suggestions as to a 
California circuit have any merit, let them go for what 
they are worth, and if not. I shall be content as a cor- 
respondent to ''fade like a bright exhalation in the 
evening, and no man see mo more." 

Our State is so large in area, and so small compara- 
tively in population that the idea of one main circuit 
is entirely impractical. Small districts cannot afford 
to give large purses, and railroad hauls are too long 
and fares too high to make a circuit that extends from 
Red Bluff to Los Angeles anything but a losing propo 
sition to those trying to cover it, unless they win a 
majority of their starts, which is a stroke of luck only 
allotted to a very few. 

An ideal main or Central Circuit as you have already 
suggested in your valuable paper, would comprise the 
main districts in close proximity to San Francisco bay, 
say San Francisco, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Napa. 
Vallojo, Woodland, State Fair, Stockton and San Jose. 

This wouid make a circuit of ten weeks — about as 
long as horses are raced on the Eastern Grand Circuit, 
and give to those who followed it from start to finish 
enough racing to satisfy anyone that is not inclined to 

I write from the standpoint of an owner who has 
campaigned trotters and also from that of a director 
who has tried in a modest way to serve his district, 
and knows what difficulty is experienced at times to 
make the expenses and the receipts balance. 

In my judgment an association having its headquar- 
ters in a town of less than five thousand inhabitants 
cannot afford to give more than two $1(100 purses, one 
of which should be for trotters and one for pacers. 
The other purses should be for about $500 eaeh. 

If possiblo the Secretaries of the districts on this 
main circuit should get together in January each year 
and agree on dates, but each should arrange his own 
program, which should be announced early but entrie s 
not close until three or four weeks prior to each meeting. 

Another suggestion of the Breeder and Sports, 
man's that I would adopt would be that the program 
consist only of such races that fill — and that it be em- 
phatically stated that no specials will be given. If 18 
purses, or enough for six days' racing are advertised, 
and but half fill, make the meeting three days in 
length, which will be found much more satisfactory to 

The dates I would select for this circuit for 1901 
would be as follows: 

Petaluma July 29th to August 3d, Santa Rosa August 
5th to 10th, Napa August 12th to 17th, Vallejo August 
19th to 24th, Woodland August 20th to 31st, State 
Fair September 2d to 14th, Stockton September ltith 
to 21st, San Francisco September 22d to 28th, San 
Jose September 30th to October 5th. 

In regard to the program I would suggest races for 
two and three year old trotters and pacers ownod in 
the district, races for 2:30 trotters and 2:25 pacers 
owned and bred in the district: a puree of $1000 for 
trotters of the 2:20 class and one for pacers of the 2:15 
class. The other purses to be $500 each and arranged 
after investigation by the Secretaries in accordance 
with the classes that would fill the best. The $1000 
purses should be the feature of each meeting and need 
not be of the same class all through the circuit. Con- 
ditions can be made that will be drawing cards hore 
the same as in the Fast, where last year the M. & M., 
the Charter Oak and the Transylvania were all for 
different classes of trotters. 

From my experience I am certain that with ener- 
getic work by intelligent secretaries, every district I 
have mentioned can give from throe to six days of har- 
ness racing and have every event fill to thejsatisfaction 
of everybody. The conditions should be five to enter 
and three to start. This would give more entries in 
my opinion than the custom of calling tho races stakes 
and requiring eight or more entries necessary to fill. 

It would be best that a competent judge and starter 
be secured for the entire circuit and that they be paid 
a reasonable compensation for their duties. 

Instead of figuring on $1500 from bookmakers for the 
week and $1500 for gate receipts, as some district asso- 
ciations do, I would have nothing but auctions and 
mutuals, and would figure on $500 for the privilege and 
$2500 for receipts at the gate, which can be secured 
with energetic work. If the main source of revenue is 
from the bookmakers'' privilege it will be a book- 
makers' meeting and these are not popular with the 
better element of any of the agricultural districts. 

I ha ve only referred to the harness racing portion of 
the district fair program in this communication, and 
will simply suggest that there should be liberal 
premiums offered for all live stock and for horses of all 
classes. A carriage pair that is worth awarding a first 
prize to should be required to come up to the standard 
and $100 is small enough for the first premium for a 
pair that fills the bill. Fewer but larger premiums 
would be a good rule to follow. 

As a resident of California since the days of '49, I 
never had more faith in the future of the harness 
horse breeding industry than I have at this moment, 
and there is nothing that will so aid it and insure it as 
well conducted horse shows and light harness meetings, 
which should go together hand in hand, and the aim 
be to encourage by every honorable means the breed- 
ing of the highest types of horses for the park, the 
road, the speedway and the track. Let us all pull 
together in 1901, the first year of the new century, and 
the strain on the tugs will be much easier thereafter. 


Cresceus and The Abbot. 

The early proposal to bring The Abbot and Cresceus 
together in a series of races next season on the Grand 
Circuit tracks has set the admirers of those horses to 
comparing their racing careers. In order that an in- 
telligent comparison may be made as to the racing 
quality displayed by each of these great trotters, the 
following compilation has been made: 

The Abbot has started in thirty races; first in twenty- 
three, second in two, third in one, unplaced in four, 
distanced in two. 

Cresceus has started in thirty-three races: first in 
nineteen, second in nine, third in four, fourth in one, 
unplaced in none, distanced in none. 

The Abbot has started in 104 heats: won seventy- 
four, of which seventy-six were in 2:15 or better, and 
thirty-eight in 2:10 or better. 

Cresceus has started in 112 heats: won fifty-three, of 
which forty were in 2:15 or better, and twenty-one in 
2:10 or better. 

The Abbot's fastest first heat is 2:07}; second heat. 
2:0<i]: third heat, 2:06}: fourth heat, 2:08}; fifth heat, 
2:09$; his fastest two heats, 2:08}, 2:06ij; fastest three 
heats, 2:09^, 2:07}, 2:07$. 

Cresceus' fastest first heat is 2:00$, second heat 2:00, 
third heat 2:06, fourth heat 2:07, fifth heat 2:08$; his 
fastest two heats 2:00$. 2:071: fastest three heats 2:07$, 
2:00, 2:06. 

Tho Abbot has started against time six times, in five 
of which he scored a winning performance. 

Cresceus has started against time seven times in four 
of which he scored a winning performance. 
The Abbot's fastest miles in 1900 were as follows: 
Detroit, July 19th, .2:07; Readville, Aug. 22d, 2:05?; 
Providence, Aug. 30th, 2:04ij; Hartford, Sept. 7th 
(wagon), 2:05$; New York, Sept. 13th, 2:04: Terre 
Haute, Sept. 25th, 2:03}. 
Cresceus fastest miles in 1900 were as follows: 
Pittsburg, July 4th, 2:10, 2:10: Cleveland, July 23d, 
2.07, 2:003; Columbus, Aug. 2d, 2:07$, 2:00, 2:00; Chi- 
cago, Aug. 11th, 2:06$, 2:07$; Syracuse, Aug. 29th, 
2:06}; Hartfort, Sept. 6th, 2:04j(; Readville, Sept. 27th, 
2:07$, 2:07$, 2:08|: Cleveland, Oct. 6th, 2;04; Toledo, 
Oct. 13th (half-mile track) 2:09J: Toledo, Oct. 12th, to 
wagon) 2:13}; Terre Haute, Oct. 16th, 2:05}, Terre 
Haute, Oct. 19, 2:04} . 

A $10,000 Pacing Stake. 

One thing which has been lacking at the Grand Cir- 
cuit meetings at Providence the past two seasons has 
been a big stake race. Such evonts are a drawing 
card both to the owners and the public. It is now a 
settled fact that all this wfll be changed another year. 
F. E. Perkins, president of the association, is planning 
to give a Grand Circuit meeting which will outstep all 
others ever held at Narragansett Park. A $10,000 stake 
is already decided upon, and in all likelihood it will be 
made for pacers, as there is not an association which 
gives a big pacing event. The classes will be gone 
over carefully, and one which will give the best racing 
will be selected. Mr. Perkins believes that a star pac- 
ing event would furnish as good sport and make equally 
as good a drawing card as a trotting event. The trot- 
ters may be remembered, however, as Mr. Perkins is 
looking the ground over to see if a $10,000 stake would 
strike the owners favorably. If he receives sufficient 
encouragement he will, without a doubt, go ahead with 
a trotting stake of the size mentioned. W. W. Dexter, 
secretary of the association, will attend the meeting of 
the stewards of the Grand Circuit in February. He 
will obtain similar dates to last season, which followed 
Readville. A spring meeting will be given, probably 
along about the 1st of July. 

Joshua Babcoek is starting a stock farm on the out- 
skirts of Albany, N. Y., with the Palo Alto bred horse 
Flower Boy by Nephew, out of the famous Wildflower 
2:21. at the head of the stud 

Almonada 27079 Has No Record. 

It has been stated in this and other turf papers that 
Almonada, owned by Mr. D. F. Ogelsby of Ventura, 
this State, got a record of 2:22 during the past season. 
This is a mistake as we now learn from Almonada's 
owner, and doubtless arose from tho fact that one of the 
Southern California papers gave him credit for a heat 
in the summary of a race which he was not entitled 
to. While Almonada has no record he will certainly 
obtain one during 1901 if raced, and that is Mr. 
Oglesby's intention now. having arranged to place 
him in the hands of a trainer May 1st, after giving 
him a short season in the stud. He is believed to be 
one of the most promising green horses in tho State, 
and made a good showing last year for the very 
limited amount of training he received. 

Almonada was foaled in 1894 and though bred by 
Frank H. Burke, of La Siesta Stock Farm, was foaled 
the property of Mrs. F. W. Moore, of Santa Barbara. 
His sire was Eros 2:29$, sire of Dione 2:07}, Wanda 
2:14} and others. His dam is Maggie E. 2:19}, by the 
great Nutwood. This mare is about 21 years old, still 
owned in Santa Barbara county and seems to still 
possess all her qualities and faculties regardless of her 
extreme age. She is safely in foal to George R., son of 
Allen Hope, a son of Guy Wilkes, the dam of George 
R. being Recta by Directum 2:05}, second dam the 
famous mare Grace by Buccaneer. The second dam of 
Almonada was May by (!«>. M. Patchen Jr., 31, third 
dam a daughter of Rifleman, fourth dam the thorough- 
bred mare Ida May by Williamson's Belmont, fifth 
dam Mary by lied Buck and so on. From this it will 
be seen that Almonada is about as well bred as any 
horse that will stand for service in California. 

Grand Circuit. 

[Spirit of The Times.] 

Horsemen now await with keen expectancy the an- 
nouncements of the leading associations. At the 
recent annual business meeting of the New England 
Trotting Horse Breeders' Association, it was decided 
to have a $20,000 purse again this year, though the 
specified class will be determined at a later date. We 
hope the Board of Stewards of the Grand Circuit will 
meet as soon after the holidays as possible and outline 
their programs. In common consent other associations 
and horsemen will make no definite plans till the dates 
of tho Grand Circuit sre published. It is quite possi- 
ble that tho circuit may bo enlarged this year, though 
there will be the usual difficulty about dates. If 
Buffalo has a new track it will certainly want to come 
in, still as the present club has prior rights it has the 
right of way, but as the great Pan American Exhi- 
bition will be in progress the city could easily sup- 
port two weeks of trotting sport. Syracuse and 
Rochester are named as possible applicants for dates; 
the latter would have a chance, being a former mem- 
ber, while Syracuse has good claims. In spite of all 
the reports to the contrary we shall expect to see a 
Grand Circuit meeting at the Empire City track, and 
we presume that Terre Haute will again hold the last 
meeting of tho series. It will be remembered that last 
year there was a vacant week before Terre Haute, and 
we presume Detroit could start a week earlier, this 
would give us two out of three weeks needed, if 
Rochester, Syracuse and the New Buffalo Association 
want to come in. But none of these questions can be 
settled till a stewards meeting is held, and in tho 
interests of all involved that meeting should be held 

Nutwood Leads as Brood Mare Sire. 

The table following gives all sires whose daughters 

have produced nine or more performers in the 2:15 list 

Sike. No. in No. in 

2: 15 list. £10 list. 

Nutwood 84 7 

George Wilkes . ... 85 7 

Blue Bull 88 5 

Red Wilkes 30 4 

Mambrino Patchen 18 7 

Strathmore 16 8 

Dictator 13 4 

Onward 13 3 

Jay Gould 13 a 

Almoin 13 2 

Mambrino King 1- 4 

Happy Medium 13 

Electioneer W 3 

Harold 10 3 

Alcantara 9 4 

Robert McGregor 9 4 

Enfield « 9 1 

Kentucky Prince I 

Answers to Correspondents. 

Free Coinage — This son of Abbotsford out of Agnes 
by Jim Lick, was bred by Hamilton Bowie of San 
Francisco, and campaigned by the veteran driver 
Peter Brandow. His record is 2:20 made at San Jose, 
California, September 27, 1894. His age is not given in 
the Year Books, but he was trotting in races in 1890 
and is probably fifteen years old, and perhaps older if 

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Pacific Northwest Circuit. 

A meeting of the fair managers was held at the office 
of the -Rural Spirit in Portland on Saturday, Dec. 
15th. Prom the columns of the paper mentioned we 
take the following account of the proceedings: 

The meeting was called to order and W. H. Weh- 
rung was elected temporary chairman and W. A. 
Austin temporary secretary. 

Among those present were: D. A- McAllister, La 
Grande; Joseph A. Borden, Spokane; W. H. Wehrung, 
Hillsboro: M. D. Wisdom, Portland; A. T. Van De 
Vanter, Seattle; W. A. Austin, Lewiston: C. S. Dove- 
land, Boise; W. H Keary, New Westminster, B. C.; J. 
Peirson, Victoria, B. C. 

The matter of forming an association to control and 
regulate the running races at the various fairs and 
race meetings was first discussed. A plan of organiza- 
tion was drawn up by the secretary, and after some 
slight amendments and additions, was adopted, which 
read as follows: 

Resolved, 1. That an association be formed for the 
purpose of regulating and controling the future of run- 
ning races at the various tracks at fairs and race meet- 
ings throughout the circuit of the North Coast states. 

2. That any reputuoble fair or racing association in 
the states of Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, 
Montana, Wyoming or Utah, or in British Columbia 
be eligible to membership on payment of a member- 
ship fee of $25. 

3. That the association be called the Pacifi". North- 
west Racing Association. 

4. That the officers of this association shall consist 
of a president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary. 
A board of directors, consisting of one member from 
each local association, to be elected each year. 

5. That this board adopt for the government of 
racing the rules of the California Jockey Club, and 
that the by-laws of the National Trotting Association, 
amended to suit local conditions, be adopted as the by- 
laws of this association. 

6. That the board of appeals, to be selected one 
from each state or province, who shall have the same 
powers and duties as are delegated to the board of ap- 
peals of the National Trotting Association. 

7. That all fiifes and penalties imposed and collected 
at any race meeting held by its members, shall be paid 
to this association, and reports of all such penalties be 
promptly sent to the secretary. 

8. That all jockeys must have a license from this 
association before being permitted to ride at any meet- 
ing held by its members, said license to be good for one 
year and to cost $1. 

9. That the local officers, directors or judges of the 
local associations have no power to remit any fine once 
imposed, and that the only means of removing any 
such disability shall be through the board of appeals 
and claims and protests must be made to that body. 

10. That the annual meeting of the board of direct- 
ors, of which the president and secretary are ex-officio 
members, and the board of appeals, shall be held in 
Portland, Oregon, the second Saturday in December of 
each year. 

On motion, the meeting elected the necessary office^ 
with the exception of the board of directors, who will 
be chosen later by the local associations, with the fol- 
lowing results: 

President, W. H. Wehrung, Hillsboro, Oregon. 

Vice-President, W. A. Austin, Lewiston, Idaho. 

Secretary and treasurer, M. D. Wisdom, Portland, 

Board of Appeals — 

For British Columbia — R. Leighton, Vancouver, 
B. C. 

For Oregon — D. A. McAllister, La Grande, Ore. 
For Washington — A. T. Van De Vanter, Seattle, 

For.Idaho — C. S. Loveland, Boise, Idaho. 

Resolved, That the secretary be instructed to send 
at once to each local association a copy of the rules, 
and that each association be required to elect their 
member of the board of directors at the earliest possi- 
ble date. 

The meeting then endeavored to arrange the dates 
for the various meetings to be held during the coming 
year, but all could not be arranged to the satisfaction 
of the various local associations, and the list stands as 
follows at the present time, but will probably be modi- 
fied somewhat latter by the local boards : 

Vancouver, B. C. — August 31th to September 2d. 

Everett, Wash. — September 9th to 14th. 

Boise, Idaho — September 16th to 21st. 

Salem, Ore.— September 23d to 28th. 

La Grande, Ore. — October 1st to 5th. 

Lewiston, Idaho— October 7th to 12th. 

Victoria, B. C— October 7th to 12th. 

Spokane, Wash.— October 14th to 19th. 

Dates for the Washington State Fair at North 
Yakima were not fixed, as they had no representative 


James Thompson's Speech. 

When the Pacific District Board of Appeals of the 
National Trotting Association met in San Francisco 
last December "Jim" Thompson, the well known 
trainer and reinsman appeared before that body in the 
character of plaintiff. He asked to be released from a 
suspension imposed by one of the district . secretaries, 
but after hearing Thompson's side of the story the 
Board concluded that the suspension was legally made 
and James lost his case. 

Before the case was submitted Mr. Thompson asked 
the privilege of addressing the Board, a courtesy that 
was cheerfully granted. It is a loss to the. turf litera- 
ture of the Pacific Coast that a stenographic report of 
the speech was not made as it was not only eloquently 
delivered but contained so many apt illustrations and 
bull's eye hits that it was worthy of preservation in 
its entirety. The writer, however, can recall a portion 
of it which was about as follows : 

"Gentlemen of the Board, I would like to make a 
few remarks with your permission on the relations 
between associations and horsemen. As several of you 
doubtless know from experience, the horse owner and 
the trainer are not always inside the money in the 
races, or reclining on a bed of roses, when they retire 
at night to seek sweet and innocent repose. They 
have to dig deep into their pockets for entrance 

money, hotel 
bills, car fares, 
etc., and the 
majority find 
the balance on 
the wrong side 
of the ledger at 
the end of the 
season. We 
hear much 
about true and 
tried officials 
being necessary 
to make the 
drivers obey 
strictly and to 
the letter 
every rule in 
the book, but, 
g[e n 1 1 e m e n, 
what is sauce 
for the equine 
goose should 
also be sauce 
for the asso- 
ciation gander. 

I recall a meeting that was given down here at the beau- 
tiful Tanforan course during the first week in October 
last. When we trainers arrived upon the grounds we 
were confronted by notices which told us in big and im- 
pressive letters that the rules forbidding the laying up 
of heats would be most rigidly enforced. An eminent 
gentleman, high in the councils of the great Demo- 
cratic party had been chosen as presiding judge. In 
stentorian tones and' with profound dignity he called 
us drivers together and imparted the information that 
any one attempting to lay up a heat^ drive unfairly or 
violate one jot or tittle of the statutes in such cases 
made and provided would be punished to the full ex- 
tent of the law. Expulsion, suspension, imprisonment 
for life and hanging arose before us like grim spectres 
while listening to his deep and sepulchral warning. 
Then, gentlemen, they placed in the stand as second 
judge, the aged and learned author of the laying-up 
rule, the great and good and pure "Hoot Mon" of the 
turf who had by his side as third judge, one of Amer- 
ica's greatest reinsmen, and it was given out that 
should one of us fail to drive his horse out to the 
limit, the animal would be taken from our charge and 
the man who piloted Dexter and Goldsmith Maid and 
Nancy Hanks to world's records would take the mount 
behind our horses and drive them to win. 

"Gentlemen, this idea that here in California we were 
to have one association that would live up to the rules 
in every respect and require every man to do his duty, 
filled our minds with awe as well as fear, and during 
three days not a driver mounted his bike but with an 
apprehension that an innocent mistake might result in 
a ruling off. The drivers went out and raced well. 
Two or three suspicious incidents occurred and fines 
followed quickly. But, gentlemen, on the fourth day 
a few clouds appeared in the sky. They grew darker 
and darker until finally the gentle rain dropped from 
heaven upon the ground beneath. An edict went forth 
that the meeting was off. By the following morning 
the sun shone in all'his regal splendor, and a better day 
and track for racing were never seen. The next day 
was like it, but the meeting was off and the horsemen 
that had entries in the races for those days had to 
remove their horses from the track and go home. 
Rule 27, section 5, was enforced as far as the drivers 
were concerned; rule 18, it seemed, did not apply to the 

"Now, gentlemen, I think it would be as well if tho 
rules could be enforced on all alike. Do not make fish 
of one and Hesh .oi another. If we drivers must walk 
,on "a chalked line, have the Secretaries and all the 
officers do tho same. In the language of the immortal 
Shakespeare, or some one of those poet fellows, "hew 
to the line, let the chips fall where they may," and I 
pledge you the' horsemen will bo satisfied. Gentlemen, 
I thank you. " 

■ Second Vice-President N. T. Smith reminded Mr. 
Thompson that the meeting he referred to was held 
under American rules instead of National, which re- 
leased the latter association from any blame in tho 
matter, but the Board seemed to acquiesce in the points 
made by Mr. Thompson's eloquent effort and there is 
no doubt but it had considerable effect, even though 
the case under discussion was decided against him. 

Would Prevent Ringing. 

A member of a prominent eastern horse dealer's firm 
makes a suggestion for the benefit of the parent trot- 
ting associations. Every horse handled by his firm is 
marked by a number on the off front hoof with a hot 
iron, and on the neck, under the mane, another letter 
in Roman numerals. This is done to preserve the 
identity of each horse. The numbers on the hoof in- 
dicates the number of the carload, and the numerals 
on the neck show the number of the horse in that par- 
ticular load. Speaking of the application of this 
system to the trotting turf he says: "I never could 
understand why the National Trotting Association 
hasn't adopted a similar system to ours for keeping 
track of all the horses campaigned on its tracks. Sup- 
pose every horse was branded under the mane with a 
number the first time he started in public, and that the 
number was registered, along with the name of the 
horse in the secretary's office at Hartford. I guess the 
people who ring horses would have to go into some 
other line of business after that kind of a scheme was 
put in practice. It would stop every crooked horse in 
America, and most of them in Europe, too. The plan 
is practicable — thoroughly so. Every trotting meet- 
ing has a horseshoer, and he could do the work of 
branding just as easily as he could set a shoe. Make 
the owner of the horse pay for it, and let the associa- 
tion assign certain numbers to each member, so that 
no two horses would be branded alike. There is no 
cruelty about it. The United States government 
branes every horse bought for the army, and lots of 
private breeders and business firms do it, too." This 
scheme is not new by any means, but has never met 
with much favor from the officials of the National As- 
sociation. The fact that many owners would object to 
having their horses branded has been the greatest ob- 
jection to it. Many people have an idea that it dis- 
figures a horse, but this is not so. All the horses bred 
at the famous Palo Alto Farm are branded under the 
mane, and while the marks are perfectly legible, they 
would not be noticed unless one was looking for them. 

Horses With Memories. 

The following stories are traveling on the hot air 
circuit : 

"That horses remember their racing days was 
evidenced by the performance of Rachel B. 2:28J by 
Allie West, at the Meadowlands Farm one day last 
fall. After she had weaned her last colt by Wood 
Boy it was decided to turn her out in the infield of tho 
farm track. It was expected that the old mare would 
cross the track to the tract of clover in tho infield, but 
instead she went to the stand, took the outside of tho 
track and jogged around it three times, and then, 
turning above the wire, took the pole and went around. 
She kept going until stopped by the men. The next 
day when turned out she went through the same per- 
formance, and she made it necessary for the farm to 
find a new paddock for her. Rachel B. is 24 years old, 
and has not been raced in seventeen years. She is the 
dam of Raven 2:10 and Edna Cook 2:12. 

Another instance that comes to mind is in connec- 
tion with the famous ex-Cleveland whirlwind, Guy 
2:09$. After passing to D. J. Campau, the Detroit 
political boss and owner of the Chicago Horseman, it 
happened that the old black gelding was being driven 
along Woodward avenue to a phaeton. A motor-man, 
as is their custom, clanged away at his bell, and hear- 
ing it Guy pulled up at once and tried to turn. He 
fancied it was the recall bell, beyond a doubt. You 
know that in the event of a runaway at a raco meet- 
ing the starter's bell almost always will bring a mis- 
croant to his senses and a jog, to tho end that he is 
readily secured. Always remember it, too. 

Uuiversally Endorsed. 

Mi'. A. VV. Knight, a prominent horseman at Riverpoint, R. I., 
writes: " I have used Quinn's Ointment for several years and kuow 
it is all you claim for it. I cheerfully recommend it to all who 
want to remove a swelling of any kind." Quinn's Ointment is uui- 
versally endorsed by the most noted horsemen throughout the 
United States. For curbs, splints, spavins, wiudputls and all en- 
largements, it has no peer Regular size only $1.(10 by mail or ex- 
press prepaid, if you cannot obtain from your druggist. Address 
W. B. Eddy & Co., Whitehall, N. Y. 


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[January 5, 1901 


"In my opinion thero wore horses bred twenty years 
ago that would have been as fast as the fastest we now 
have, had they received the advantages of education, 
modern harness, boots and tracks that the champions 
of to-day enjoy." 

The above remark spoken recently in the presence 
of that veteran champion reinsman, Budd Doble, now 
a resident of San Francisco, elicited a prompt expression 
of acquiescence on his part and the next day he brought 
into the office of the Breeder and Sportsman two 

Hind Shoe worn by Nancy Hanks Weight 3J< ounces. 

Actual size 6x4 inches outside measurements. 

shoes, photographic engravings of which are presented 
herewith, and told a few facts to illustrate the truth of 
the sontenco above quoted. 

"This," he said, "is the hind shoo worn by Nancy 
Hanks when she made her record of 2:04 at Torre 
Haute, September 28th, 1892." 

We placed it on the ocales and it weighed a very 
slight fraction over three ounces. 

"Nancy," said Mr. Doble, "always slid her hind 
feet a little forward on striking the ground, and they 
slipped back a little as she picked them up. I wanted 
to keep every fraction of the forward slide if possible 
and get rid of the backward slide. Calks would pre- 
vent the latter, but also the former, and I finally hit 
upon the idea of making-the toe of the shoe concave 
and rather sharp at the forward edge. It was success- 
ful and one can readily seo from the formation of the 
shoo just how it worked. Nancy's shoe when first put 
on weighed 3 5-6 ounces, and the loss in weight is 
accounted for by the wear it received on her foot and 
has received in handling since, as many horsemen have 
held it and studied its style and pattern. Her front 
shoes weighed about ten ounces when first put on and 
wore down to eight, which was about what they 
weighed when she made her record." 

"Now Goldsmith Maid in my opinion was just as fast 
a mare naturally as Nancy Hanks. Sho did not re" 
quire any heavier shoes than the daughter of Happy 
Medium, but here is what she wore on her hind foot," 
and Mr. Doblo produced a shoe that looked like those 
worn by the average buggy or road horse. It weighed 
ten ounces and had been worn down at least an ounce. 

"The Maid had the same sliding forward and back- 
ward movement with her hind feet that Nancy did, " 
said Mr. Doble. "I corrected the backward slip with 
the calks but am convinced now that I lost more than 
I gained as it prevented the forward slide, and allow- 
ing only a couple of inches for this (and it was more) 
one can figure out by the number of strides to a mile 
how much was lost. Having eleven ounces behind 
Goldsmith Maid had to carry fourteen on each foot in 
front. Had I known as much about shoeing in 1874, 
when I gave the Maid her record as I did eighteen 
years afterwards she would have had a record close to 
the present championship mark. And then sho never 
pulled a sulky that weighed less than 90 pounds, and 
when it is further considered that Nancy Hanks and 
her successors all made their records with the aid of 
the modern bike, Goldsmith Maid 's performances are 
still more wonderful. There has been a great advance- 
ment in the breeding of trotters since the days of 
Dexter, but I believe that there wore horses then that 
had as much speed as the champions of the present." 

Charles Marvin's Good Luck. 

The many friends of Charles Marvin, formerly trainer 
at Palo Alto Stock Farm in this State, will be pleased 
to know that ho was the recipient on Christmas Day 
of a gift from Miller & Sibley of their entire stable of 
trotting horses, comprising twenty-one head. A dis- 
patch from Lexington received this week says: 

"The gift of the Miller & Sibley trotting holdings, 
consisting of twenty-one hoad of horses, to Charles 
Marvin develops the fact that Marvin has been receiv- 
ing more from the firm than Sibley was making in 
Congress. The trainer's retainer was $5000 a year, 
and in addition he received a percentage of winnings, 
which was guaranteed to be at least $2500. 

Cecelian 2:22 and a band of six brood mares highly 
bred, are included in the gift. The good campaigner, 
Battlesign 2:13$, heads the horses in training, and 
there is a good lot of youngsters coming on from which 
Marvin expects to develop stake winners. Marvin will 
have the use of Ashland Park farm for two years, 
when the loase held by Miller & Sibley will expire. 
Marvin has ridden behind more world's record per- 
formers than any living man, and his reputation is 
national. The gift of Miller & Sibloy is considered the 
equivalent of $25,000 by horsemen who are in a position 
to know the value of the animals transferred. 

Miller & Sibley first attempted to establish a breed- 
ing farm in Pennsylvania, but, failing, brought their 
horses to Kentucky about ten years ago. Since then 
Marvin has been in their employ. They were heavy 
buyers of Palo Alto stock, and their Pennsylvania 
place was known as the Palo Alto of the East. Their 
retirement from the business is the cause of universal 
regret among the horsemen here. 

The Breeder and Sportsman extends congratu- 
lations to Mr. Marvin and hopes that he will brood and 
drive as many record breakers in tho future as he has 
in the past. 

A Good Grandson of Hermit. 

There is a horse now here in San Francisco, whoso 
racing days are over, but that is strong and vigorous 
and in good condition for stud purposes that should 
make a good sire. We refer to Storm King, the son 
of imp. Whistle Jacket, one of the best sons of the 
great Hermit ever brought to America. Storm King 
was a good race horse — one of the best handicap horses 
of his day. He holds the world's record for a two year 
old on a circular track, 54] seconds, made when ho won 
tho Maxwell House stake at Nashville. He won the 
same year the Pabst Brewing House stake at Milwau- 
kee, beating the Burns & Waterhouse pair Altamax 
and Parthemax, running the three-quarters in 1:14 
with 118 pounds up. He also won the Hollywood stake 
at New York, five-eighths over the Gravesend track 
in 1:01 J, defeating Tragedian, Casseopia and the best 
two year olds of that year running on the New York 

Storm King ran a mile and a sixteenth in 1:46, de- 
feating the great mare Imp, and he has beaten such 

Hind Shoe worn by Goldsmith Maid 2:14. Weight 10 ounces. 
Actual size 5VjX4>-^ Inches outside measurements. 

horses as David Tenny, Mary Black, Way W. and 
others of the top notchers. 

As an individual he is a jet black with a strip on 
nose and stands 16.3. He is well proportioned and a 
grand looking horse every way. His breeding, as will 
be seen by turning to our advertising columns where it 
is tabulated to the fifth cross, shows that besides being 
a grandson of Hermit, he has two crosses. of the great 
Stockwell close up mingled with the blood of the great 
Lexington and other of the leading sires of the world. 

His owner was offered $12,000 for Storm King when 
he was a two year old by Gen. W. H. Jackson, owner 
of that princely domain Belle Meade. Storm King 
has run and won many races since and being but seven 
years of age should be a very valuable stallion for 
some stock farm. 

Pleasanto n Stalls F illing Up. 

There must be nearly seventy -five horses occupying 
stalls at Pleasanton race track already, and it will not 
be long before regular work will be started on them 
for the great harness racing of the new century. 

James Sutherland is working the track and has it in 
splendid condition for training — a nice cushion on it so 
that colts and horses will not be sored up; and still fast 
enough for them to show their speed if it is desired. 

James Thompson has Little Thome 2:07}, Goshen 
Jim 2:10}, Monica 2:15, Algonetta by Eros, a mare by 
Charles Derby, a three year old pacer by Steinway 
that is another crackerjack of the Oakwood Park 
breeding, and a chestnut mare by Hambletonian 
Wilkes out of Anna Belle by Dawn that will get a low 

Nine horses belonging to A. W. Shippee are being 
put in condition to sell or race. They are by Haw- 
thorne, Dictator Wilkes and Moses S. and are a very 
promising lot. 

Bert Webster, the trainer who developed the cham- 
pion Bonnie Direct 2:05}, has about ten horses in his 
string all looking well. Mr. Griffith's great young 
horse will do well in tho stud this year and deserves to 
as he is one of the fastest, most royally bred and hand- 
some stallions in America. 

John Blue, "the best conditioner and most careful 
man that ever worked a horse" as Tom Keating once 
said of him, has a public stable and will soon have his 
limit. He has seven now, some of them belonging to 
Mr. Juan Gallegos of Mission San Jose, a gentleman 
who is breeding on the right lines with some of the 
best bred^mares in the country. He has patronized 
such stallions as Diablo 2:09}, Direct 2:05i, Nutwood 
Wilkes 2:16$ and McKinney 2:11}, and the results will 
soon be seen at the race meetings. Blue will soon get 
them all going, but of course no fast work need be 
looked for before May or June. 

Millard Sanders has selected his stalls and will soon 
have about ten head from tho Santa Rosa stock farm 


those three great mares Janice 2:13}, Dolly Dillon 2:1 If 
and Bonsilene 2:14} being members of the string. He 
will also have three or four youngsters that he thinks 
will be in the 2:15 list before the racing season is over. 

J. M. Alviso is also at it again and will probably be 
out this year with a regular campaigning stable. 

John Sawyer is expected now any day with his string 
from the Van De Vanter Stock Farm. He will bring 
seven or eight intended for the circuit of 1901. 

Bill Murray has Diablo in fine shape for the season 
of 1901. This horse has been getting a better class of 
mares during the past two years than ever before and 
as his get are right up among the principal money 
winners every year, he is certain to be a well patron- 
ized stallion from now on. 

Rey Direct 2:10, Geo. Davis' stallion, is one of the 
grandest looking horses at Pleasanton and will be 
patronized to his limit this year. That colt stake 
which Mr. Davis proposes for the get of his horse 
ought to be given over the Pleasanton track and if 
it should be, my word for it, a big grand stand would 
be necessary to hold tho crowd. 

William Welch's stallion, G. W. Archer, by Aller. 
ton, attracts a great deal of attention and is surely a 
fine individual and moves like a trotter. He will get 
his share of patronage, as the Allerton blood is highly 
thought of. 

The Nutwood Stock Farm's string are at the track 
in charge of William Cecil and all look good. There 
are eight three year olds by Nutwood Wilkes that HH\ 
compare favorably with a like number from any stock 
farm in the country. Bob Ingersoll 2:14} and Irving- 
ton Boy 2:18ij are looking as if they could reduce their 
records right now. 

Pleasanton still remains the horse centre and is 
ready for visitors at all times. 


Proposed Double Track. 

A dispatch from Sacramento says: Judge Peter J. 
Shields, who is acting as secretary of the State Board 
of Agriculture until his successor shall be appointed, 
stated to-day that it was proposed, in case the Board 
is allowed by the Legislature to sell the present grounds 
and secure a new location, to build two tracks, one to 
be used exclusively for trotting races and the other for 
running races. The former will be a mile in length, 
and the latter a mile and an eighth. 

This plan, it is expected, will do away with the objec- 
tion of the running horse mon to having races on the 
hard trotting track on the same days that trotting is 
indulged in. They complain that it breaks down their 
horses and have demanded that the races be run on 
alternate days in order that the track may be har- 
rowed and softened for the runners. Judge Shields 
states that it as desirable for a variety of reasons' to 
have running races on each day of the fair, and that 
with the two tracks this can be done with less injury 
to the horses than would result in attempting to alter 
a single track from day to day. 

January 5, 1901] 


Good prospects are held high. 

The Central Circuit will do much for the harness 
horse this year. 

John R. Gentry 2:00} is jogging- as sound as a dollar, 
and Andrews expects him to stand a preparation next 

It is officially announced that Montana will have 
racing next year at Butte and Anaconda. Full partic- 
ulars, including dates, will be published soon. 

Dan Misner has received from W. J. Bruce of Oregon 
the horses Graceful George 2:23} and Mack 2:22}, two 
of as good roadsters as Mr. Misner has driven over the 
park roads for some time. 

A good report comes from Hollister. All bills in- 
curred by the agricultural association, at their fair in 
1900, haye been paid in full and there is a small 
balance remaining in the treasury. 

The well known trotting mare Derby Princess 2:08}, 
who was knocked down to B. B. Thomas of St. Louis 
at the recent New York sale, has been shipped to 
Grattan Farm, Wheaton, 111., and will be bred to 
Tommy Britton 2:06$. 

The two year old by Cresceus 2:04, out of Blessing 
sister to Larabie 2:12^, has been named Crescent. This 
is the youngster for which $3000 was refused early in 
the summer and which will be sent to the Ketcham 
Farm stable next year. 

We want every trainer to send us a list of the horses 
he has or will have in his string this year as far as 
known. Secretaries must have this data to enable 
them to make up their programs for 1901 and look to 
the Breeder and Sportsman to furnish it. 

A report comes from Buffalo that Geers has discov- 
ered a new pacer that he thinks will be one of the free- 
for-all candidates for 1901. He is called Shadow Chimes 
and is a full brother to Carillon 2:16} and Charming 
Chimes 2:17}. His speed is said to be as great as any 
green horse Geers ever handled. 

Ed Lafferty has seven horses in his string at Ala- 
meda that he is jogging and getting ready for work 
later on. The stallion Boydello 2:14J is looking in 
extra fine shape and ready for the stud season. The 
grandson of Electioneer will be allowed to serve a few 
mares before being placed in training. 

The correspondent of the Associated Press at Berlin 
learns from private sources that Emperor William will 
send a special envoy shortly to make a tour of the 
American stock farms, with the view of purchasing 
sitddle and carriage horses for, the imperial stables. 
Hitherto purchases have been made exclusively in 
Hungary and England. 

Many reinsmen do not walk their horses between 
heats on warm days, and they seem to win as many 
races as the fellow who drills and drills. A prominent 
campaigner said: "Why, if I could learn my horse 
to lay down and rest between heats I could win first 
money oftener. We all do a great many things, be- 
cause it's the fashion that don't amount to much." 

It is officially announced that a harness meeting will 
be given at Nutwood Park, Dubuque, Iowa, in August 
next. The principal events will be the Dubuque Prep- 
aration Stake, $7500, for three year old trotters; a stake 
worth $2500 for pacing three year olds, and a $10,000 
event for trotting stallions, will also be opened. H. L. 
Clark of St. Joseph, Mo., will be secretary under the 
new management. 

Edwin Gaylord signed a three years' lease to Over- 
land park, Denver, Col., and has already announced 
his dates for 1901. They will be June 15th to 29th in- 
clusive. Two harness and four running events will 
occur each day and about $40,000 will be hung up in 
purses. Mr. Gaylord is well and favorably known 
among horsemen and will have the support of a good 
element in his meeting. 

The Road Drivers' Association of New York, through 
its executive committee, has placed itself on record as 
disapproving of betting on match races held on the 
speedway, and in the future will in no way recognize 
or officially participate in any race in which there is 
money involved. The committee decided that in tho 
future the association shall devote more of its attention 
to horse shows and parades and the giving of matinee 

L. E. Clawson, owner of Phoebe Childers 2:10$, was 
presented with a good-looking, well-bred colt recently 
by his friend Geo. Fox of Clements, Cal., and on 
January 1st made a good 9tart for the year by entering 
the colt in the Occident Stake for 1903. He calls the 
youngster Keeley. He is a bay, foaled in May last, 
and is by Silver Bow, dam Josie Clawson by Nushagak, 
second dam Venturess by Arthurton, third dam Lady 
Venture, a full sister to the thoroughbred horse Ven- 
ture that took a record of 2:27} in 1877. 

Mart Rollins, a well known Santa Rosa horseman 
who was recently employed with R. A. Thompson in 
buying horses for the German government, passed 
through Petaluma Wednesday morning for San Fran- 
cisco to bring to this county a band of these self-samo 
horses. The German government bought some 3500 
head of California and Oregon horses at an average of 
$125 per head and then when the Chinese question 
quieted a bit the horses were on the government's 
hands without any immediate use for them. The 
government sold back to the supplying contractors 
several hundred head at a big sacrifice, and it is a por- 
tion of this stock that Mr. Rollins proposes to bring to 
Petaluma and put on the market. — Petaluma Argus. 

Parties wanting good racing prospects for 1901, or 
roadsters that are good looking and can stop fast can 
find them at the Rose Dale stock farm, at Santa Rosa. 
A letter mailed to that address a day or two previous 
will result in having a conveyance in waiting at the 
depot to show visitors over the farm. There are a 
number of the get of Daly 2:15 and the grandson of 
Electioneer St. Whips in training now. 

Col. J. C. Kirk patrick of this city visited Pleasanton 
last week and knowing his appreciation of a ride be- 
hind a fast horse James Thompson asked him to get 
into a speed cart and drive Goshen Jim 2:10$, a mile. 
The son of Moses S. is in fine fettle and wanted to go, 
so Mr. Kirkpatrick let him step and he went around 
the track in 2:15$ so easily that Mr. K. was convinced 
that had he driven him hard he would have equalled 
his record. 

Good horses are becoming very scarce. Reports 
from all over the country say that it is almost impossi- 
ble to pick up desirable animals at any price. This is 
not only true of trotting stock, but also of high 
grade carriage horses. A number of dealers are even 
picking up two or three year olds, which they will 
keep over until they arrive at a saleable age. Desir- 
able horses will bring prices for the next three or four 
years at least. 

D. F. Ogelsby, one of our subscribers, writing from 
Ventura, says: "There is quite an interest being shown 
in and around this place and Santa Barbara, in regard 
to standard bred horses and roadsters. I think your 
published suggestions in regard to the directors of as- 
sociations conferring with horsemen and shortening 
the number of days in smaller towns, has already 
in some and will be acted in other places with advant- 
age to all interested parties." 

Capt. Ben E. Harris owned some years ago a hand- 
some road horse that he called Fauntleroy. He was a 
son of the Nutwood horse Brown Jug and was sold, 
finally dropping out of the Captain's sight entirely. A 
few days since he received a letter from a gentleman in 
Maryland asking for particulars of the horse's breed- 
ing, etc., and the letter stated that although Fauntle- 
roy was getting old he could hold his own with any of 
the fastest roadsters in that locality. 

The horse stock of the United States has increased 
in value since 1897 $150,000,000. With something like 
14,000,000 horses in the country, this represents an im- 
provement of about $13 per head. It is the opinion of 
experts that the next three years will show a still more 
remarkable increase in values. The markets of the 
world are now demanding horses of the highest class, 
regardless of price, and at the same time the horses of 
a low grade are becoming more and more unsalable. 

At an appraisement of the property of the late W. 
B. Hinshaw of Sonoma county recently the draft 
stallion Napoleon tho First was put in at $675, the price 
offered by a person who wanted the horse. When this 
sale came up for confirmation last week there was an- 
other bidder and the horse finally brought $900, being 
purchased by J. D. Hinshaw. Napoleon the First, we 
understand, is a cross bred horse, being by a Percheron 
stallion and from a Clydesdale mare, and is a very fine 

George H. Ketcham, the owner of Cresceus, is kept 
busy filling orders for high class horses for export to 
Europe. He recently received an order from Anna 
Held, the actress, to ship her a pair of high class show 
horses to Paris, and also filled an order from Louis 
Winans, of Brighton, England, for a great show horse 
with speed to compete in the show classes in England. 
The gelding Excellency, eight years old, with a three 
year old record of 2:29}, by Damo, dam by Erie Wilkes, 
was purchased on this order. 

There were 305 original entries in the Pacific Breed- 
ers Futurity, $6000 guaranteed by the Pacific Coast 
Trotting Horse Breeders Association for the foals of 
mares bred in 1900. The second payment was due 
Wednesday of this week and those from a distance 
will probably not be in until the early part of next 
week. Up to Thursday afternoon Secretary Kelly had 
received payments on 225 nominations at his office, 
which shows that the stake will come up to every ex- 
pectation of its inaugurators. 

The ready wit of an Irishman in saddle or sulky is 
proverbial. It was Johnny Murphy who said that a 
trotter givon to running behind had "an impediment 
in his gait." It is related of an Irish car driver who 
had a sorry nag drawing a traveler at a snail's pace in 
his trap, that on being asked if the horse was sick, 
replied: "No, sor, he's not sick, but it's unlucky ho 
is, sor, unlucky. You see, sor, ivery mornin, afore I 
put 'm in tho shafts, I tosses him whither 'o'll av a 
feed of oats or I'll av a dhrink av whiskoe, an the poor 
baste has lost five mornin's runnin'." 

The Jewettville covered track is becoming very 
popular with trainers as a winter training ground, 
Quite a number of stables are already quartered there. 
At the head of the list is the Viilago Farm stable. 
This string wintered at the track last year and goes 
there again this year in preference to moving south. 
The stable is in three divisions, and there are thirty- 
eight horses in all, in charge of trainers Geers, Foster 
and White. Most of these horses have never been 
raced, in fact, only three of the thirty-eight have 
records. These three are in Geer's stable, and they 
are The Abbot 2:03}, Lord Derby 2:07 and The Queen 
2:10}, which took her record in 1899, and was not raced 
the past season. 

The green trotter Salient, by Wickliffo, having 
astonished New York Speedway drivers by beating J. 
W. Cornish's fast horse David B. 2:09}, in a brush on 
the Speedway, is a candidate for still further honors, 
as his owner Charles Weiland, has issued a challenge 
for a race with any green horse that may be brought 
to meet him. Salient's improvement has been so quick 
and decided that he is a formidable rival in tho matter 
of development to Prince D., the green pacer bought 
by C. R. Bentley of Buffalo, at Muncie, Ind., for $3000 
only a few days ago. Prince D. is expected to become 
a star of the turf next season. Shrewd horsemen who 
have seen Salient in action say that with proper hand- 
ling he, too, may cause a stir in harness racing. — N. 
Y. Times. 

John S. Phippen has been back in California for two 
weeks on a visit to the " folks at home " during the 
holidays. He left for Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, and 
will immediately begin getting a lot of horses ready for 
the Chicago sale which takes place in February. 
Phippen gave many of the get of Electrite records dur- 
ing the year just closed, but it is the custom of tho 
Lomo Alto Farm to sell their record horses each year 
and develop new ones. After the sale Mr. Phippen 
will start in training a number of colts and fillies and 
will be out on the Mississippi valley circuit again this 
year. All his old friends will be glad to know that he 
has enjoyed the best of health since leaving California 
two years ago and expects to some day again make his 
home here on the Pacific. 

In the State Fair edition of the Breeder and 
Sportsman published September 1, 1900, it was an- 
nounced that a gold medal for best display of horse 
boots and light harness would come to California from 
the Paris Exposition. That a telegram had been 
received from the firm's representative in Paris that 
the house of J. O'Kane of this city had been awarded 
the gold medal for its exhibit at the great show, which 
is the highest award to be obtained. Now that the 
gold medals have been issued by the proper authorities 
of the Exposition and distributed to tho winners 
thereof, it is found that it is Mr. John A. McKerron of 
San Francisco who won the great prize, and herewith 
we present a photographic reproduction of the beauti- 
ful award. The medals are of pure gold, mounted in 
a handsome blue silk plush case, showing the obverse 
and reverse sides. No more'exquisite workmanship or 
more beautiful and original designs have ever been 
issued from a world's fair and they must be seen to be 
thoroughly appreciated. Mr. McKerron has them on 
exhibition at his place of business, 203 Mason street, 
and they are worthy of inspection by those who appre- 
ciate art in any form. That Mr. McKerron received 
the gold medal is no surprise to California horsemen. 
It has long been known to them all that his harness 
and horse boots were tho best on earth, and a majority 
of the leading Eastern trainers are ovidently of the 
same opinion, as they use the McKerron goods, which 
also go to the principal foreign cities of the world in 
response to orders from those who want the bost. 

GOLD MEDAL. Awarded to John A. McKerron of San Francisco for Best Harness and Horse Boots at Paris Exposition. 


[January ~>. litoi 



Chance Horse Breeding. 

William Kaston. the New York thoroughbred horse 
auctioneer, says that the American Breeders' Protec- 
tive Association is wrong in theory and is perhaps a 
trust to discourage the small breeder. The theory of 
the association is to buy in cheap, underbred mares 
and fillies or high bred ones of bad individuality and 
sell them without their pedigrees as work horses. 
During the recent sales the association bought largely 
of the offerings through Secretary Chenault. and Mr. 
Easton frequently protested against his bidding on 
well bred youngsters which had not been given a trial. 
Mr. Easton maintains that the breeding business is 
largely a matter of chance, and that if the association 
had existed in past years the turf would have been 
deprived of some of its most famous horses. He 
declares that the breeding of the high-mettled racer 
can never be reduced to an exact science, and recites 
instances from turf history to substantiate his claim. 

Being an Englishman himself and well acquainted 
with English horses, Mr. Easton naturally turned to 
that country first for his examples. Queen Mary was 
his first example. No one wanted her; she finally- 
secured an obscure homo and became one of the great- 
est broodmares of her time. She foaled, among others, 
the filly winner of the Derby, Blink Bonnie, the dam 
of the great Blair Athol: imp. Bonnie Scotland, imp. 
Balrownie. Haricot was another of her get, and she 
produced a St. Leger winner in Caller On and was the 
grandam of Hampton. Had she been offered at public 
sale here, the Breeders' Association would probably 
have bought her and the world would never have seen 
Blair Athol. The dam of the famous Crucifix was also 
much despisod at one time, and was so bow-legged that 
a wager was offered that her foal, afterward Crucifix, 
could be rolled in a wheelbarrow between her legs. 
Having foaled Crucifix, she afterward made a fortune 
for her owner, Lord George Bentinck. 

The famous Godolphin Arabian, generally believed 
to have been a Barb, was first the property of Mr. 
Coke, who presented him to Mr. Williams, the keeper 
of St. James' Coffee House, who in turn gave him to 
Lord Godolphin. It was by mere chance that he was 
bred to Roxana. She produced the superior race 
horse Lath and the stallion's reputation was made. 

Marske, the sire of Eclipse, considered by many the 
greatest of all horses, was sold to a farmer, who sold 
him at half a guinea, which amounts to $2.f>">. In 
lTTfi his owner, the Earl of Abington, asked 200 guineas 
for his services, although he was then twenty-seven 
years old. 

Sydney Herbert refused to take Melbourne when he 
was offered to him with two other Humphrey Clinker 
yearlings. Had there been a breeders' association, 
the sire of the wonderful West Australian would never 
have appeared in the stud. Hybla, the dam of Kettle- 
drum, winner of the Derby, was once given away, and 
Marmelade, before producing the famous Dundee, was 
sold for a song. 

Mr. Easton recalls Americans as well as English ex- 
amples of this character. Fancy Jane, before produc- 
ing the queen of the turf, Miss Woodford, was traded 
for a barrel of whisky, and Belle Knight was bought 
by John Harper only to throw Freeland and nine or 
ten other winners. At a sale in Lexington Bob Baker 
bought Sophia Hardy for $2.">, in foal to Pardee. The 
foal was Hardy Pardee, which sold for $2">00. Mr. 
Baker got a gift season to G. W. Johnson and bred 
the mare to him. The result was Lieutenant Gibson, 
winner of the Latonia and Louisville Derbys and the 
Clark stake. Had the Breeders' Association been or- 
ganized a few years earlier no Lieutenant Gibson would 
have been seen on the turf. May Hempstead was a 
seventy-five dollar yearling and Larkspur, winner of a 
number of races and several stakes, was sold in 
1898 for $50. T. C. McDowell was very successful with 
Rush, Batten and Spirituelle, all the result of gift 
seasons. Since that time he has paid largo stallion fees 
and, with the exception of Monarka, has nothing of 
high class. This is noted to show what a figure chance 
plays in breeding race horses. Some few seasons ago 
John Wallace, of Lexington, was given a horso named 
Pete Kitchen, his owner thinking him worthless. The 
owner at that time had sixteen horses in his stable and 
Wallace's gift colt won more races than all of them. 

Old-time trainers recall Rufus Lisle of this country. 
He owned a cheap lot of mares, some of which he used 
as buggy horses. He never paid for a season to any 
horse, always breeding to stallions offered him free. 
Nearly everything he turned out won. One of the 
horses he bred in this way was Castaway II., winner 
of the Brooklyn Handicap, from a good field. Star 
Bright was a $65 yearling. As a two year old she sold 
for $(i000. The grand racehorse Raceland and Proctor 

Knott were cheap colts. Kinley Mack is another in- 
stance. A veterinary advised Mr. Easton to destroy 
him as a yearling, thinking he had been rendered use- 
less by an injured shoulder. He was saved by careful 
nursing, to win the Brooklyn Handicap and the Sub- 
urban, a feat never equaled by any other horse. No 
better illustration of the chances of the racehorse busi- 
ness could be adduced. 

The late August Belmont on one occasion weeded 
out his yearlings. Twelve were sent to New York to 
be developed for the big stakes. Three were left to be 
given away in Kentucky sales. The cast-offs were King 
Crab, winner of eighty-one races: Badge, winner of 
sixty-eight races, and Flitter, a fine performer. The 
two first could beat any colt in the Belmont twelve. 

The dam of Garry Hermann was bought by the asso- 
ciation and is now working in the Southern cotton 
fields. He won more races than any two year old of 
the year. This has suggested the plan of numbering 
the mares that are branded by the association, so that 
in case of a good winner being developed they can be 

Mr. Easton is inclined to the opinion that the asso- 
ciation is a trust of the big breeders, who do not like 
to see a small breeder pick up a mare like Sophia 
Hardy and get a colt that will beat the best from their 
extensive farms. He says, too, that a bid from the 
Breedors Association often brands a mare as worthless 
and prevents young breeders, who would be willing to 
take a chance of getting a good one. from bidding on 
her. The association has never been more active than 
at present, and a few years should show whether itf 
work has a good or bad effect on the breeding of high 
class racehorses. 

Daly Sale Catalogue. 

The advance catalogue of the great sale of thorough- 
bred horses from the late Marcus Daly's Bitter Root 
Stock Farm, at Hamilton, Mont., has just been issued 
by the Fasig-Tipton Horse Auction Company. In very 
condensed form, announcement is made of general 
facts concerning the sale, which will be one of the 
most important, if not actually the greatest sale of 
thoroughbred racing stock ever held in America. Only- 
one such event, the dispersal of the late August Bel- 
mont's immense breeding establishment ten years ago, 
compares with the coming sale. The dates fixed are 
January 30th and .'list and February 1st, in Madison 
Square Garden. All details of the offering are in the 
hands of the Fasig-Tipton Company, and preparations 
will be made to accommodate the greatest crowds that 
ever gathered to attend such an event, for breeders 
from all over the United States will be present in per- 
son, and from inquiries received from England, France 
and other horse breeding European countries, a num- 
ber of foreign buyers will be on hand, interested es- 
pecially in the great Hanover horse, Hamburg. Even 
in Australia interest in the future of Hamburg is felt. 

In the catalogue, eight royally-bred stallions, ninety- 
eight of the choicest broodmares that money and care 
could collect, and all supposed to be in foal; twelve 
racehorses in training that will be each three years old 
at the time they are sold, and sixty-six of them two 
years in active training and being fitted to race in the 
coming spring are named to be sold. The stallions are, 
first of all, the mighty Hamburg by Hanover-Lady 
Reel, now five years old; Tammany by the English 
Derby winner, Iroquois, and himself a great racehorse; 
Ogden, winner of a sensational Futurity: Inverness, 
an imported horse of fashionable English blood; Isidor 
and Bathampton, both imported and both high-class 
race horses: The Pepper and Bute. Of the mares 
thirty-one were bred to Hamburg, these including the 
dams of Bannockburn, Motley, Isidor, Chacornac and 
First Mate, and having among them such individuals 
as Casseopia, Cassalia, Meriden and Shipmate. Four- 
teen others were bred to Ogden, fourteen to Isidor, 
twenty-six to Bathampton, ten to The Pepper and 
others to St. Angelo, Scottish Chieftain and the Mus- 
ket horse, Trenton. The coming three year olds in 
training and the coming two year olds are a splendidly 
bred lot of horses, and of great promise. 

Washington Park Stakes. 

In our advertising columns are given full details of 
the stakes for tho 1901 summer meeting of the Wash- 
ington Park Club of Chicago, and the attention of 
owners, trainers and horsemen generally should be 
given to them. The meeting will begin June 22d and 
close July 20th, overweight handicaps will range from 
$1000 upward, and no purse less than $(>00 will be 
offered, this being as promised at the close of the very 
successful meeting of 1900. 

Prominent among tho three yoar old stakes is the 
American Derby, with $20,000 added, over a mile and 
a half, an event which should* attract the best horses 
in training. The Sheridan Stakes, a mile and a quar- 
ter, with $4000 added, comes next, and then follows the 
Englewood Stakes, one mile, $2000 added, and the 
Drexel Stakes, with $2000 added, one mile. 

For three year olds and upward provision has been 
made in the Midway Stakes, a milo and a furlong, with 
$2000 added; the Auburn Stakes, a mile and half a 
furlong, with $2000 added; the Oak wood Handicap, a 
mile and a furlong, with $2500; the Great Western 
Handicap, a mile and a half, with $3000 added; and a 
new and attractive feature, the Young Handicap, one 
mile and one and a half furlongs, with $5000 added, 
and the Wheeler Handicap, a mile and a quarter, with 
$7500 added. This is a scale of attractive events which 
should surely bring together high class representative 

Two year olds have not been neglected, by any 
means, and there is the Lakeside Stakes, over five fur- 
longs, with $2000 added; the Kenwood Stakes, over 
five furlongs, with $2000 added: the May wood stakes, 
over five furlongs, with $2000 added; the Edgewater 
Stakes, over five furlongs, with $2000 added; the Quick- 
step Stakes, over four furlongs, with $2000 added; the 
Hyde Park Stakes, over six furlongs, with $5000 added, 
and the Lake View Handicap, six furlongs, with $2000 

All of the above stakes and events close on Tuesday, 
January 15, 1901, and entry blanks may be obtained 
from tho office of the Breeder and Sportsman. 


Many improvements have been maade at Tanforan 
Park of late. Several new stables have been built and 
much has been done in the shape of landscape garden- 
ing. The new steeplechase course has been laid out in 
the infield and races over it furnish a very picturesque 

Some interesting statistics on the 1900 two year old 
running have been compiled, showing that in the 576 
races $983,112 was won in stakes and purses, while 
second and third money added brings the total to 
nearly $1,000,000. Commando and Ballyhoo Bey run 
very close for first honors, the son of Domino having 
$40,862 to his credit, while Ballyhoo Bey earned $40,240. 
Beau Gallant won $28,085, whiie Bonnibert is next with 
$25,982. Miss Benuett leads the fillies with $12,235. 
Garry Herrmann won the most races, passing the post 
first on nineteen occasions. Altogether thirty two year 
olds won over $5000 each. Of the sires of these stars 
Belvidere loads with three representatives, while the 
dead Domino, imp. Esher and Sir Dixon each have two 
big winners. 

The Owners' handicap at a mile was won by The 
Lady, with Tayon second and Bathos third. The race 
calls' for no especial mention beyond the fact that 
Owners' handicaps are to racing what jack pots are to 
poker; and it is to be hoped that no more of them will 
be allowed on the card, as they are most unsatisfactory 
from all points of view, to say nothing of the element 
of danger introduced by allowing fifty pound boys to 
ride in them. 

Bell Punch should never have been allowed to start 
in the race in which he was made joint favorite with 
Torsida. He was lame, both before and behind, and 
was evidently left in merely to affect the betting and 
keep up the price on Torsida's" chances. Through 
the negligence of the Paddock Judge, his condition 
was allowed to pass unnoticed and the "educated " 
money poured in on Torsida in volumes, not only at 
the track, but throughout the country, as it was cur- 
rently reported. The coup was well planned and 
carried through without a hitch, although the result 
was very unsatisfactory to the backers of Bell Punch, 
which was the legitimate favorite and class of the race, 
had he been in proper condition. The bookmakers 
and the general public were alike sufferers over this 
race and it is to be hoped that some action will be taken 
to prevent a repetition of such an occurence. 

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Lieutenant Gibson, the colt that was favorite for the 
American Derby in 1900, is dead. Chas. Head Smith 
owned the son of G. W. Johnson and at one time 
refused $20,000 for him. The colt had quite a history. 
When a two year old there was some contention as to 
whether he was in the first class, but over a heavy 
track he was acknowledged to have no peer. He set 
a new record for the Kentucky Derby — 2:06} — and 
carried 117. Shortly after this he set the seal on his 
greatness by winning- the Clark Stakes — a mile and an 
eighth — in 1:54. The best previous record was 1:54, 
made by Pearl Jennings when a four year old. But 
she carried only 87 pounds to the 117 of Lieutenant 
Gibson. Gibson's most remarkable performance came 
after this. In his preparatory work for the Latonia 
Derby he made the mile and a quarter in 2:04{. Soon 
after the Derby at Washington Park last year, in 
which he ran third, being beaten by Sidney Lucas and 
James, it was announced that he had broken down, 
though he started a couple of times afterwards and 
failed \o win. He was fired and a bad job was made of 
it, as blood poisoning set in and eventually caused his 

One of the turf writers on a morning contempory is 
the latest advocate for the adoption of the recall Hag 
at Tan for an. He advances, as a potent argument, that 
Mr. Dwyer desires the innovation on the ground that 
his reputation is at stake and for that reason he should 
be allowed to use the red buuting. If Mr. Dwyer is at 
all anxious in regard to losing his reputation as starter, 
through the absence of the recall flag, the remedy 
lies in his own hands; but in justice to him it must be 
said that his starting thus far has been far in advance 
of any seen in California up to date, and it seems to be 
the| consensus of opinion among turf followers that 
they are willing to take their chances without there- 
call flag in preference to what might, and frequently 
does happen when it is employed. 

It is said that a syndicate of New York and Phila- 
delphia sporting men are negotiating for the lease of 
the old race track at Guttenburg. John Mullens, one 
of the principal owners, said: i- The negotiatings are 
being conducted through an agent, and it is possible 
that the lessees may, as has been said, wish to hold a 
winter meeting without pool selling. But I could not 
say whether it is wanted for any such purpose or not 
and I do not believe it is." The intending buyers say 
that they can hold a meeting on the track without 
pool selling, and that it would pay as there is no racing 
carried on in the winter months except at New Orleans 
and in California. 

The sale of the Corrigan horses took place Saturday 
at Tanforan and realized something over $8000. The 
Bassetlaw gelding and the Vassal filly brought $1300 
and $1100 respectively, Pat Dunne being the purchaser. 
L. Scrogins secured Artella for $500. Albert Simon 
purchased Rattgar and Sam Howard for $650 and $400 
respectively. Dr. Rowell paid $575 for Wallenstein 
and also bought Yodel for $225. To dissolve a part- 
nership Count Hubert was purchased by Don Cameron 
for $400. Luke Dubois, of Denver, secured the stallion 
Montana for $1000. John Mackay purchased Primrose 
for $200. The two latter animals belonged to the Daly 

Headwater, with 11!) pounds in the saddle, won the 
Berkeley Handicap from a fast field of sprinters. A 
shocking reversal of form from his last race when, 
with twenty pounds less on his back, he was beaten by 
Tayon and Bathos in an Owner's handicap at Tan- 

Trevathan, a bay gelding by imp. Bassetlaw-Mer- 
cedes, starting in the colors of Atkins & Lottridge in 
the last race on Tuesday, fell passing the paddock and 
rolled over his jockey. The boy escaped with a few 
bruises but the horse's neck was broken. 

The Hildreth stable was suspended Monday owing 
to the extremely bad race run by Bangor. Tho horse 
was a heavily played favorite' and looked to be the 
legitimate choice; he displayed no speed at any part of 
the journey and despite the vigorous efforts of Jockey 
Bullman finally refused to run at all and was pulled up. 
A veterinary surgeon examinod Bangor after tho race, 
by order of tho Judges, and reported that he could 
find nothing the matter with him. An investigation 
of the race the next day showed that Bangor was 
bumped by KaMiig. and his back strained, so tho stable 
was reinstated, and Miller, who rode Koenig, set down 
for five days. 

The St. Louis Fail' Association directors held a meet- 
ing last week and re-elected the old board of officers, 
including President Robert Aull, Secretary Joseph A. 
Murphy and Treasurer William M. Loekwood. It was 
decided that the next club meeting should opon May 
12th, and that the scries of ten $1000 stake events given 
last year would be supplanted by overnight handicaps 
of equal value. 

The duties of the Stewards at Tanforan Park are 
surely not so numerous that they have no time to de- 
vote to such cases as that of the hurdle race won by 
May Boy, the above mentioned animal showing a de- 
cided reversal of form, and Lomo and Eva Moe run- 
ning most inexplicable races in connection therewith. 
An investigation of such racing should certainly be in 
order; and it seems most extraordinary that nothing 
was done in regard to this matter. Hurdle racing in 
California in times past has been prolific of scandals 
and dishonest performances, and unless a set of officials 
can be employed who are able to cope with and defeat 
the ends of the tricksters, it would be well to follow the 
well taken stand of the California Jockey Club and 
abolish the illegitimate sport from the racing pro- 


Chestnut colt by imp. Brutus-Inauguration. Winner of Juvenile Champion Stake at Tanforan, December 30, 1900 

The accompanying photograph of Brutal shows him 
to be a racy looking individual with quality and class 
showing throughout his conformation. He was sired 
by imp. Brutus, from Forma (dam of Formella and 
Premata), she by Inauguration (son of Wildidle and 
Miami), second dam Beauty (dam of Nebeau, Nabette 
and Romulus, the latter one of the highest class colts 
ever bred in California) by imp. Hercules; third dam 
the famous race mare Mamie Hall (dam of Viola Rea), 
by the unbeaten Norfolk; next dam Miami (again the 
most noted stud matron of her day in California), by 
Williamson's Belmont. Miami was an own sister to 
the phenomenal race horse Owen Dale. Brutus is the 
property of Prince Andree Poniatowski, President of 
the San Francisco Jockey Club, and was not started 
in races until last fall; he at once graduated from the 
maiden class and showed marked improvement in every 
race in which he started; winning several in succession 
and finally placing the last important two year old 
event of the century to his credit. This was a parti- 
cularly meritorious performance as ho was pitted 
against the highest class of two year olds that ever 
went to the post in California, all of them, with one 
exception, having been stake winners on New York 
tracks. A full account of his victory will bo found in 
another column. 

The turf career of the American hurdle horse Klon- 
dike, in England, has resulted in a pronounced failure, 
and the horse is now on his way back to this country. 
Klondike, who is a four years old, and by Sir Modred. 
Linotto, was shipped abroad last summor to have a 
try for the English hurdle events that are run there 
late in the fall. He had met and defeated the best of 
our jumping division, and his showing was such a good 
one that he was sent over to the other side, George 
Hill, his trainer, taking Jockey Donohue along to do 
the riding. The trip was a failure, as the hurdle 
obstacles on the other side proved to be too stiff for 
Klondike to negotiate, and at the same time keep up 
his high rate of speed. It is also possible that he was 
not in as good shape as when ho raced on this side of 
the water. 

Advance Guard at last succeeded in winning a stake: 
the New Year Handicap (value to the winner, $1(150) 
falling to his portion. Mr. Brooks succeeded in allot- 
ing the weights so that his field were brought together 
on somewhere near even terms. He was not favorite 
in the betting, but was well backed at threes; probabiy 
carrying more money than the Jennings stable, the 
actual favorite. The start was fairly good and 
Mortgage was first past the stand, then The Fretter 
and Haviland. with Andrisa closely trailing. Before 
the far turn Bullman had taken The Fretter in front, 
the others retaining their positions until the stretch 
was t'eached; here Andrisa passed The Fretter, who 
was fast tiring, and things looked easy for the Jennings 
entry. Then O'Connor mado his move with Advance 
Guard, who had been in fourth position, and coming 
fast, won by two lengths from Andrisa, who was the 
same distance before her stable companion, Vesuvian. 

Tom Ryan had The Pride ready for his first start 
and ho ran a nice race raco, winning rather handily 
from St. Cuthbert and Ralston, live and a half furlongs 
in 1:07. 

Kingston, the leading siro of two year olds of the 
year, has been insurod by the Messrs. Koone for an 
amount reported at from $60,000 to $75,000. A veter- 
inary surgeon mado an examination of the horse a In mi I, 
three weeks ago and pronounced him in perfect health. 
This certificate was forwarded to the agent of a Lon- 
don company and the insurance was issued. Kingston 
is at Castleton Farm. 

The first race of the year for two year olds was run 
at Oakland on New Year's day. The winner turning 
up in a slashing looking son of Golden Garter and Pink 
Cottage, from the stable of Green B. Morris. It was a 
prettily contested nice fought out, in a fierce drive, the 
winner gaining tho verdict by a nose from Dorine, with 
Evander two lengths away. The winner is said to 
have been highly tried last fall while at Now York and 
great things were predicted for him. 

Jockey Bullman 's actions at the post will gain him 
no laurels; in his endeavors to beat the gate he keeps 
his horse tip-toeing and turning, and on two occasions 
last week, when the barrier was released, he had his 
horse turned sideways and all chance,of winning the 
race lost at the start. Both of these mounts of Bull- 
man's were heavily backed; one of them being an odds- 
on favorite and the other carrying as much money as 
the actual favorite in the Christmas handicap. A 
little wholesome discipline will do Jockey Bullman no 
harm, and it should be properly administered to him. 
It will be remembered that lie enjoyed a vacation of 
thirty days on the ground for another offense lately, 
and the racing proceeded on the even tenor of its way 
without the assistance of Master Bullman, as it wouid 
probably do again if he "got his needins. " 

The Ellison horses appear to have gotten into shape, 
and one or more representatives from this stable are 
now daily winners. As Mr. Ellison always backs his 
horses he must find the season a very profitable one. 

The Juvenile Champion Stake for two year olds, 
value $2025, over seven furlongs of ground, brought 
together the best field of colts that ever faced the 
barrier on the Pacific Coast. Of the six starters five 
were bred in California, four of them being products 
of the Rancho del Paso, while the winner was bred at 
the Elmwood Stock Farm. All of the starters received 
more or less support in the betting, but Golden Ago 
and Rolling Boer, the pair from the Hildreth stable, 
were hot favorites, coupled at 11 to 20. Canmore was 
next in demand at fours and Brutal went to the post, 
at sixes, having been backed down from tens. To a 
fair start Brutal showed momentarily in the lead but 
was quickly passed: by Kenilworth, Golden Age and 
Bedeck who set the pace to the head of the stretch; 
here Canmore went to the front and ran head and head 
with Kenilworth to the eighth pole. At this point 
Brutal, which had been in last position, commenced to 
gain ground and standing a long, hard drive beat Can- 
more to the wire, winning by half a length. Rolling 
Boer was third, two lengths away. There was some 
disposition to detract from the victory of Brutal, many 
contending that Canmore should have won, on the 
ground that he got much the worse of the start, but 
such was not apparent from tho way in which tho race 
was won. Tho first quarter was run in the slow time 
of twenty-five seconds, and at the end of tho quarter 
the proverbial blanket would have covered the entire 
field with Brutal in last position; from here on ( ^in- 
more gradually improved his position without effort 
and looked all over a winner until Brutal, coming from 
absolutely last and making up fully four lengths in tho 
run through the stretch, beat liim out in true race 
horse fashion. 

Tho bay stallion Loki by Logic, Slasher, dam by 
imp. Gleneig, sold in tho recent Woodward and 
Shanklin sales to Joplin <fc Grundy of Elizabethtown, 
has boon purchased by S. L. Cheney of Galena, Kan., 
and will be put at the head of the Windsor stud. Loki 
was first raced by E. R. McLean, tho Cincinnati turf- 
man, who dropped dead in the timers' stand at Oakley 
in 1897. Ho won during his racing careor the Crystal", 
Covington, Autumn and Merchant stakes, worth a 
total of $15,0.'t5. The horse was recently owned by 
Hon. W. C. Whitney. 

The report that ;little Jack Martin had run away 
from his employers was prematurely published. He 
was quite a prominent figure in the paddock at Oak- 
land, on Monday, before tho racing commenced. He 
expressed himself as standing in no fear of Mr. Shields, 
but kept his weather eye open and was constantly on 
the lookout for him. When it was reported that Mr. 
Shiolds was coming into the paddoek ho suddenly dis- 
appeared and was seen no more for tho balance of the 
afternoon. No doubt tho differences between jockey 
and employer will bo soon adjusted and little Martin 
will bo seen riding in the colors of Carruthors <lfe Shields 
before the Oakland meeting closes. 


[January 5, 1901 




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addressed to P. W. Keli.ey, 38 Geary St., San Francisco. Cal. 

Communications must be accompanied by the writer's name and 
address, not necessarily for publication, but as a private guarantee 
of good faith. 

San Francisco, Saturday, January 5, 1001. 

name indicates, was not originally organized to 
furnish the sport of racing to the people, or to provide 
fat places for politicians. It was originated and has 
been supported by taxation for the main purpose of 
fostering the industries of stock breeding, agriculture, 
mining, horticulture, manufacture, etc., that will be of 
benefit to the State, assist in developing our resources 
and make us a busy, progressive and prosperous peo- 
ple. Racing is a side issue — the amusement portion of 
the program — so arranged as to encourage the breed- 
ing and development of the best thoroughbred and 
light harness horses and should be maintained. One 
would get the idea, however, when listening to place- 
hunting politicians and a certain class of horsemen 
that the largo sum of money appropriated by the legis- 
lature for the annual exhibit of the State's resources, 
belongs to them and should be so distributed that they 
can get a larger share of it. The Breeder and 
Sportsman is of the opinion that Governor Gage 
fully realizes the objects and aims of the State Agri- 
cultural Society and in the filling of vacancies will ap- 
point such men to the position of Directors as will 
carry the society along in the lines which it was in- 
tended to follow. A man need not be a horseman to 
be a competent Secretary and a professional politician 
would be entirely out of place in the office. Any man 
of known integrity and ability, who is conscious of 
tho fact that the Board of Agriculture is ono of the 
most important institutions in tho State's development, 
who is energetic and has a fair amount of executive 
ability should be able to give the State good and 
efficient service in tho office. The Directors in the past 
have been in tho majority of instances gentlemen who 
have had the best interests of the State uppermost in 
their minds, and the California State Fair has been 
one of the most successful exhibitions held in the 
United States. We believe it should continue to be. 
Improvements can be made in some of the depart- 
ments. More money can be properly given to thejbest 
broods of cattle, sheep, hogs and heavy harness horses, 
and many other industries can bo offered more encour- 
agement than they now get. If the old fair ground 
could bo sold and a new one purchased and fitted up 
with the money thus obtained it would be a groat|im- 
provfini-nt. Many practical men are of the opinion 
that the pavilion should be within the agricultural 
park and there are numerous suggestions as to changes 
that would improve the fair. Whatever may be done 
it should be remembered, however, that the Society 
should remain true to its name and any attempts to 
make racing more prominent than it now is should be 

THE CENTRAL CIRCUIT is meeting with favor 
wherever the idea is discussed and within a few 
weeks a meeting of the Secretaries of the associations 
interested will be called to take action toward effecting 
an organization and arranging dates. Programs will 
be announced early so that by March 1st horse men 
will know just what will be offered them at the princi- 
pal meetings in California this year. A perusal of the 
list of money winners on the California circuit of 1900 
published in our holiday edition will convince anyone 
that there is pretty fair money to bo won in this State 
with a well arranged and well managed circuit. Ten 
horses campaigned in California exclusively won over 
$2000 each in 1900. Such high class trotters as Georgi- 
ana 2:09}, Major Greer 2:14, Gayton 2:08J, York Boy 
2:09}, Contralto 2:10 and many others won less than 
$2000, though well campaigned all through the big cir- 
cuit. California is not the poorest place in the world 
to campaign a harness horse and a good one, either 
trotter or pacer, can earn a pretty fair sum here. 
With the proposed Central Circuit in shape, harness 
racing should be extra good here in 1901. 

MR. J. W. BAILEY, associate editor of tho North 
Pacific Rural Spirit of Porland, Oregon, made 
this office a pleasant call last week. Mr. Bailey and 
Mr. Wisdom publish an excellent journal and we are 
glad to know that it is well supported by the horsemen 
and stockmen of the northwest. Mr. Bailey reports 
the outlook in all branches of live stock breeding as 
most promising all through Oregon and Washington 
and behoves that harness racing will be held at nearly 
all the tracks in that country this year. The Oregon 
State Fair was a success last year and will be still 
further improved in future. 

The Corrigan-Daly Sale. 

Over 1500 peoplo assembled around the salesring at 
Tanforan Park last Saturday. The occasion being the 
auction sale of yearlings and horses in training belong- 
ing to Mr. E. Corrigan. The two stallions, Montana 
and Primrose, belonging to the estate of Marcus Daly, 
were also among those to be disposed of. Wm. G. 
Layng conducted the sale in the same able manner for 
which he is noted and tho bidding was quite spirited. 
The prices were fair considering all the sales held here 
this winter. Following is a list of those sold and the 

PROPERTY of e. corrican. 
Artilla, br f, 2, Artillery-Duchessof Towers; L. J Scoggans.C SI*' 

Antioch, b g, 3, by Watercress-La Pomona: L. J. Scoggans. . ISO 

Long Tom, br g, 2, by Artillery-Long Nannie: C. Harrison.. . 66 

Rathgar, br g, 2, by imp. Masetto-Rathleen; A. Simon 650 

Bay gelding, 1, by imp. Bassetlaw-Miss Maxim; P. Dunne. . . 1,300 
Carter H. Harrison, Jr., b g, 4, by imp. Watercress-Lucille 

Murphy (bought by A. J. Walsh of Honolulu) 200 

Brown filly, 1, by St. Andrew-Camelia; L. J. Scoggan 175 

Sam Howard, b g, 2, by Riley-Miss Howard; A. Simon 100 

Grey filly. 1, by Vassal-Fanny Howard; L. Ezoll 500 

Wallenstein: br g, 3, imp. Artillery- Ventura; Dr. Rowell 575 

Bay gelding, 1, by Indio-Edith; P. Dunne 20° 

Lily Simpson, br f, 2, by Artillery-Half Sister; G. B. Morris. 100 

Vassal, br g, 8, by Jils Johnson-Vixen; G. B. Morris 30o 

Brown filly, 1, by Vassal-Helter Skelter: John Mat-key 1,100 

Yodel, br f, 3, by St. Andrew-Lucerne; Dr. Rowell 225 

Bay gelding, 1, by St. Andrew-Long Glenn; Luke DuBois . . 150 


Montana, b h 12, by Ban Fox-imp. Queen; Rancho del Paso., 1,000 
Primrose, ch h, 8, by imp. St. Blaise-Wood Violet; Rancho 

del Paso 200 

Shaft, b f, 2, by The Pepper-imp. Boise; Rancho del Paso — 85 


Count Hubert, b g, 2, by imp. Mariner-Phcebe; Don Cameron 4(10 
Jenny Riley, b m, 4, by Riley-Jeunie Tracey; Rancho del 

Paso 65 

Total J8.330 

249 Out of 250 Mules Lost. 

Particulars of the awful voyage of the transport 
Leelanaw, which left this city with 250 mules for the 
army in the Philippines and arrived at Manila with 
only one animal left alive, were received by tho 
steamer City of Peking this week. 

After a voyage of forty days, the Leelanaw arrived 
at Manila on November 20th, with a tale of disaster 
sustained in a storm. 

The storm was met in latitude 20 north, longitude 
130 east, a few days out from Manila, the barometer 
falling to 27.94. remaining there whilo it lasted. The 
gale continued for twelve hours with a constant severe 
intensity. When the storm was at its height, and it 
was impossible to hear orders for the shrieking of the 
wind, the sea was perfectly smooth, and only began to 
rise in the morning watch, as the velocity of the wind 

The immense waves gradually reached their highest 
fury, tossing tho Leelanaw like a cockle shell. The 
poor brutes of mules, chained and wedged in their 
narrow stalls, had their necks and their legs broken, 
as the helpless ship alternately pitched and rolled. 

The agonized brays of the mules, rising above the 
fury of the storm, are said to have been blood-curdling. 
Few of the teamsters or officers expected the vessel 
would survive the storm. Out of the 250 mules with 
which the Leelanaw started from San Francisco she 
brought only one poor, battered specimen alive to her 
port of destination. The other 249 were buried with- 
out obsequies in the Pacific ocean. 

Advicos from Manila state that the loss of so many 
animals will be seriously felt by the Government. The 
task of shipping horses and mules to tho Philippines 
is an expensive, troublesome ono. It is estimated that 
every mule shipped to these islands costs the Govern- 
ment $1)00. This disaster alone will lose the Govern- 
ment $150,000. The mules are needed to carry on the 
operations projected, and the loss of so many will be a 
serious handicap to tho quartermaster's department. 

Horses and M ules for South Africa. 

A recent dispatch from New Orleans states that the 
British transport Montezuma will leave there with a 
cargo of 1400 mules. A big revival in the shipment 
of stock to South Africa for the use of the British 
army has occurred. Nine vessels have loft for Cape 
Town during the month, carrying 3780 horses and 
1700 mules, worth more than $1,000,000. Nearly all 
animals were purchased in Texas and Missouri. 

The British officers bought originally tho largest 
and finest mules in the market. Thoy are buying to- 
day only tho smallest animals which would be rejected 
on any plantation, animals not much larger than a 
burro, and they report that these little mules are far 
better adapted to the climate of Africa, stand the ex- 
posure better and have proportionately longer lives 
than larger ones. The transportation of the mules is 
so perfect that the loss in transport is barely 1 per 
cent., in spite of some overcrowding of tho vessels, a 
long voyage of 7500 miles and very bad weather all the 

G. W. Arc her, A llerton' s Son. 

When William Welch of Pleasanton brought the 
stallion G. W. Archer to this State he brought a horse 
that is not only a grand individual but one whose blood 
will be of great value to those who desire an outcross 
to a fashionable and worthy family of trotting horses. 

Geo. W. Archer was bred by Mr. D. S. Hammond of 
New York, a gentleman who preferred to retain a 
horse in tho stud without a record rather than to race 
him, and who would not have a tin cup record at any 
price. Had he been trained and raced there is not tho 
slightest doubt but he could have trotted in 2:15 or 
better. Upon Mr. Hammond's death tho horse was 
consigned to the Fasig-Tipton sale and Mr. Welch 
secured him. Geo. W. Archer is a perfect road horso 
of great beauty, took the first prize as a yearling at 
the great National Horse Show in New York and the 
second prize at the same place as a two year old. 

He is by the great AUerton 2:09}, a champion stallion 
on the track and for the past four years the champion 
stallion of America in the stud. Allerton has eighty- 
two standard pdrformers, eight of them in the 2:15 
list, three of which are in tho 2:10 list — Charley Hayt 
2:07j, Gayton 2:08} and Alves 2:09i. For four years, 
Allerton, now but fourteen years of age, has not only- 
led all stallions as the sire of new standard performers, 
but has also been tho leading sire of money winners. 

Allerton is the leading member of the Jay Bird 
family which is rapidly coming to the front as ono of 
the best of the sons of George Wilkes 2:22. 

While there is little of the ultra fashionable blood 
on tho dam's side in Geo. W. Archer's pedigree, there 
is good looks, great endurance and considerable speed 
in every strain of it. Tot, his dam, was ono of Now 
York's best roadsters and had a race record of 2:24. 
She was by Young Columbus 0429, a very handsome 
horse with a record of 2:30 that sired several in the 
list. Young Columbus was by Columbus 95, and out 
of a mare by the Morse Horse that will be remembered 
as tho sire of the great California thirty mile horse 
General Taylor. The second dam of Geo. W. Archer 
is Young Maggie, a producer of speed, and she was by 
Vermont Volunteer,another very handsome and speedy- 
stallion of tho old days. There is size and good looks 
all through Geo. W. Archer's pedigree and he has 
speed enough himself to sire champions. 

Death of Lord Beresford. 

In the death of Lord William Beresford, who suc- 
cumbed to peritonitis on Saturday morning, December 
30th, the English turf has lost a thorough sportsman 
and an upright gentleman, one who had th« best inter- 
ests of racing thoroughly at heart, and who of late 
years has been thoroughly identified with American 
interests, having had Hoggins, an American, as 
trainer, Tod Sloan and the two Reiffs as jockeys, at 
one time being in partnership with Pierre Lorillard, 
racing American bred horses, and having married the 
Dowager Duchess of Marlborough, formerly Mrs. 
Hammersloy of New York, and previous to that Miss 
Lily Warren Price, daughter of Commodore Price, 
U. S. N. 

Lord William Beresford was not unknown to Ameri- 
cans, and his fondness for the turf is evidenced by the 
expressions of American horsemen who have raced in 
England. This was also true of his fairness, and to 
him as much as to any man in England is due the foot- 
hold gained by American jockeys. 

Weekly Shipments Abroad. 

About a thousand horses are leaving New York every 
month for Europe. Last week tho steamship Minne- 
haha took three hundred and forty-five horses booked 
for London. The horses belong to Victor Vervacke, 
Joseph Hoar, E. C. Roberts, M. Lopez, M. Nowgass & 
Sons, W. J. Groo and W. E. Drury. Mr. Drury is 
taking over some fifty cow ponies from the ranges of 
Montana. They were all specially selected by Mr. 
Drury, who is said to have the best and most exclusive 
connections in England for supplying polo ponies to 
the leading players, and the prices he is likely to obtain 
for some of these little broncos would make their 
original owners stare. However, only a man like Mr. 
Drury, who knows his business and has the connections, 
can make such ponies pay. In the hands of any one 
not an expert they are not worth their freight. 

War is again being made on the hoppled horse to 
o-ood effect in many parts of the country, and the 
equine who will not pace without wearing the "straps" 
will be tabooed on many tracks the coming season. At 
tho recent annual meeting of the New England Breed- 
ers' Association it was announced that hereafter 
hopples will be barred by this association. A well 
known horseman in commenting on the action said: 
"That's good news. It will tend to made better horses 
for the colt breakers will use more time and patience 
to get their youngsters properly balanced, and once 
thoy get them to going without the straps they will 
have a better race horse and ono that will always sell, 
before or after being outclassed, for more money than 
they could if the hopples were necessary. A horse 
that needs the straps is of no use, even on the speed- 
way, for he won't go fast there without them. 

January 5, 1901] 



Coming Events. 

Exhibitors demand that to tho fullest extent possible 
their interests be governed here and their rights deter- 
mined by men able to act promptly and with full 
knowledge of all the facts involved. 

I have in mind, Mr. Chairman, two cases arising out 
of the last San Francisco show. In ono case a win was 
^cancelled becauso a registered dog was shown under a 
iname other than a registered name; in the other case 


Jan. 1. 2, 3, 4— Louisiana Kennel Club. Bench show 
leans, La. A' E. Shaw, Secretary. 

Feb. 26, 27, 28, March 1— Cleveland Kennel Club. Annual bench 
show. C M. Munhall, Secretary, Cleveland, O. 

March 6, 7, 8, 9— Du^uesne Kennel Club of Western Pennsylvania, 1 
Pittsburg, Pa. Fred'k. S. Stedman, Secretary. 


Jan. 14— Pacific Coast Field Trial Club. Eighteenth annua 
trials. Coronado, Cal. Albert Betz. Secretary, San Francisco, Cal 

Jan. 14 — Alabama Field Trials Club. Fifth annual trials 
Greenville, Alabama. J. B. Rosenstihl, Secretary. 

Jan. 21— United States Field Trial Club. Tenth annual trials. 
Benton county, Miss. W. B. Stafford, Secretary. Trenton, Tenn. 

Feb. Championship Field Trial Association. Annual trials 

(First week in February.) Grand Junction, Tenn. W. B. Stafford 

American Kennel Club Meeting. 

(Sthe secretary of the A. K. C. cancelled the win of a 
Kdog because, through a clerical error on tho part of 
New Or-^show management, the name of the dog was omitted 
from tho listing blank forwarded to the A. K. C. 

As to the merits of theso cases there need be no 
argument. In tho first case the secretary of tho A. K. 
C. was technically correct. His decision camo in such 
a way, however, as to leave room for bad feeling. Had 
the caso been decided here in the same way by a local 
committee fully understanding the equities, all feeling 
would have been avoided. The owner of the dog 
would have been mado to fully realize tho legal aspect 
of the situation and would have been able to accept the 
committee's judgment without question. 

The moral of the second case is none the less appar- 
ent. If tho Pacific Coast committee were allowed to 
accept listings for all shows within its jurisdiction such 
mistakes could not occur; — innocent owners would not 
T »be made to suffer for the mistakes of others. Under 
The appeal of the Pacific Advisory Board for speciaf| such an arl . anf r e ment a rulo could be made that all list- 
legislative powers came up for action before the quar-f ln gs be submitted to the committee in advanco of tho 
terly meeting of the American Kennel Club in Now^'show or shows to which they might apply. The corn- 
York, on December 18th. The matter was referred tot mitto ° would then have an opportunity to observe and 
' , T _ , , ijfcorroct mistakes. Tho show would bo tho gainer; 

a committee composed of Messrs. Knocker, Hodman,^^ would be equal gain fm . the exhibits,., and by 

Mortimer, Carnochan and Bloodgood, who will report !- J re ason of the principle of home government involved 
back upon the same at the general meeting of the club jfthore would follow an immeasurable benefit and gain to 
in February Mphe A. K. C. 

„ ., „ ,. , „ , , . In citing the above-mentioned cases, Mr. Chairman, 

The report of the Pacific Advisory Board contained f my ouly idea hag been to emphasize the proposition 

the following communication by Mr. Merton C. Allen 'u that this committee to serve any useful purpose must 
in answer to the previous refusal of the A. K. C. to if enjoy added powers. I fully believe that wero this 
grant the Board greater scope of authority: ^.niiniU,-,. .-lothod I with l ull power from the A. K C. 

& _, . ° , , , ,, „ R£to regulate A. K. C. shows on this Coast that all local 

" Mr. Chairman, and Fellow Members of the Com- -A p * ition to the A. K. C. would cease, that conflicting 
mittee: It occurs to me at this tnno that there is | intere gta could be reconciled, and this committee could 
occasion for some decided action on the part of this » become an age ncy of far-reaching benefit to all tho in- 
committee l he present grant of power which we | terests it is in t en ded to represent. In a word, Mr. 
hold from the A K. C. is utterly insufficient to justify § chail . man this committee should be created the abso- 
our existence. We exert m dog affairs on tho Pacific |i u t e agent of the A. K " 

in<r the business of tin 

Coast no influence of substantial value to the interests 
we ai'e supposed to subserve. We represent in theory 
a large and important territory holding claims upon 
the interest and attention of the A. K. C. In point of 
fact, however, we are so circumscribed in authority 
that in the eyes of dog owners and exhibitors wo ap- 
pear as mere figureheads. Our position is anomalous 

C. for the purpose of transact- 
national organization, on this 
Coast, and I would go to the extent of saying that the 
A. K. C. should take no action in a purely Pacific 
Coast matter until it has been first referred to and 
acted upon by this committee. With such a power of 
igency this committee would be able to accomplish 
much for kennel interests in this jurisdiction. Lack- 

and unsatisfactory Instead of promoting harmony * • ' tMs wcr this committee is of' absolutely no value 
between the A. K. C. and dog owners on the Pacific *- 

oeiween me a ^ aim uog owners on iue racmo.^ mayas we ll go out of business. 
Coast _the merejadi of [the committee s existence . under | My y f owg as h * re expresS ed I have reduced to writ- 

existing circumstances accentuates and aggravates 
points of differences between the A. K. C. and a great 
body of dog fanciers, differences, which, under a differ- 
ent arrangement, might be readily adjusted. 

It does not please me, Mr. Chairman, that this com- 
mittee should continue to act under such conditions. 
Unless this committee can be put in position to profit- 
ably serve dog interests on the Pacific Coast, it should 
go out of existence. After nearly two years of trial 
we are in position to thoroughly understand the situa' 
tion. We know that never since the creation of this 
committee has it been able to serve the commendable 
purposes for which it was called into being. For this' 
fact we are in no wise responsible. We lack power to 
accomplish for kennel interests on the Pacific Coast 
that which those interests demand and require. Tho 
sooner we recognize that fact the better for this com-| 
mittee and the A. K. C. 

Mr. Chairman, in justice to kennel interests, we' 
should present the existing condition fairly to the 1 
A. K. C. We should ask that our existence be justified 
by more positive authority, or, failing in that request, 
that the A. K. C. terminate our existence as a com- 
mittee, and take to itself the imaginary authority we' 
are supposed to hold. The sympathy of the members 
of this committee with the A. K. C. is well known 

ring in order that they may be a record on the minutes 
■of this meeting. I submit them to the committee for 
[such action as may be deemed prdper. Personally I 
lam much dissatisfied with the status of this committee. 
[Should the other members share in my views I favor 
■such action as will promptly advise the A. K. C. of 
jour position. In this spirit I leave the matter in your 

The Pacific Coast Advisory Committee endorsed the 
[foregoing document and the members decided to tender 
[their resignations should the A. K. C. still find it ex- 
pedient to withhold additional powers from the Coast 

Doings in Dogdom. 

We were in receipt last week, too late for publication, 
[of a communication from Mr. J. B. Stoddard (recent 
[resident manager of the Verona Kennels and a widely 
[known trainer) that he has located at Pala, San Diego 
fcounty where he will work and train a few dogs. Mr. 
[Stoddard will train and break dogs for the field and 
[field trials and can be relied upon as a conscientious 
.and capable handler. 

The California Coyote Club has developed a practical 
We are anxious to serve the interests of the organiza-'liline of sport that is replete with recreation and adven- 
tion in every manner possible, but at the same timeSture as well as of benefit to the farmers living in 
we are not able to close our eyes to the physical facts % the country selected by the club members in which 
by which we are confronted. Both in theory and Lnfgthey indulge their penchant for the chase. Tho kill- 
fact the committee stands for all that the A. K. C. is>iing of coyotes, wild cats, etc., during close season for 
on the Pacific Coast. Candor and truth, however, callJdeer is a valuable idea in game protection that could 

for an admission that because the committee is small in 
power and authority the A. K. C. appears small and is 
subjected to a petty opposition and rivalry for which 
under a more generous arrangement there would be no 
cause or excuse. 

Let us not, Mr. Chairman, and fellow-members, de 
ceive ourselves as to tho truth. Lot us recognizo the 
fact that the Pacific Advisory Committee, as now 

{well be, emulated by sportsmen— the field being a wide 
?one in this state and tho supply of material for tho 
[hunt plentiful. The club will soon have commodious 
[kennels erected near Pinole for their pack of hounds — ■ 
[fox hounds being usod in the club hunts. Tho club 
mack consists now of six high-class trained dogs, this 
[number will soon be increased by a number of crack 
[Eastern dogs. Tho club hunts commence in tho morn- 

organized, is of no substantial value to tho A. K. C. or ? ing after the coyotes have gone to their lairs; an earlier 
to dog interests on the Pacific Coast. To be of realj^start is generally fruitless as the quarry is wary and 
value this committeo should be to all intents and pur-rfwill keep out of harm's way when tho hunters are on 
poses the A. K. C. on the Pacific Coast. It should)athe ridgos and the dogs ranging the canyons. On 
have power to do on this coast all things that tho A. ;» Christmas day Dr. C. Quinan, K. Quinan and Master 
K. C. can do. This proposition carries with it the idea'gof Hounds Frietas hunted tho hills from Crockett to 
that the committee should receive and act upon appli-£ liofugio and in by way of Pinolo, a coyote foil to each 
cations for dates, receive for transmission to tho A. K. grille in the party after tho dogs had started the 
C. (subject to confirmation) registrations and fees for ^animals; ono coyote badly wounded escaped, 
listing approved rules for bench show clubs — in fact 3 On Kmv Year's day tho sport was unhappily marred 
have original and complete jurisdiction in all matters J by a serious mishap to Captain Selfridgo who slipped 
connected with and arising out of kennel affairs on tho f on the frozen hillside and unfortunately sufforod a 
Pacific Coast, subject of course to tho rules of the A.^Teompound fracture of his left ankle. Dr. and Mr. K. 
K. C. and to such right to repeal as may bo necessary Jr<Jjuinan and .). 15. Konniff had each bagged a coyote 
at any time to correct error and mistake. Kwhen the accident occurred. The party wero in a very 

The geographical distance separating tho Pacific f rough country and had their strength and ingenuity 
Coast from New York renders it impossible that the greatly taxed in bringing in their wounded comrade in 
A. K. C. exercise direct control, through its general a fairly comfortable manner. 

officers, over kennel affairs in the far West. That has '4 

been proved in the past by various happenings which J 
have contributed to the embarrassment of coast shows. * 

The A. K. C. has made mistakes due entirely to a lack ^ WHELPS, 
of knowledge and has thereby jeopardized its own in- " Nairod Kennels' Cocker Spaniel bitch Chloo (Sander's Hob— 

terests, and paved with obstructions tho pathway of Day's Queen j whelped December 39, iskk», six puppies (4 dogs) to 
supposed usefulness mapped out for this committee. 1 Jt' i^vood Cocker Keunols' Champion Viscount. 
It is justly claimed that the kennel interests of tho \ SALES. 

Piioifif. fnaot nrn nf aiwh fhflfictnr inrl imnnrtnnce a.a 2 Nairod Kennels sold the St. Bernard bitch puppy Nairod s Tomah 

facinc coast aie 01 sucn character ana impoiianco as^, ( . , M , Muro-i'rincess Nairod) to k. l. uutertre <San 

Kennel Registry. 

A few striped bass have been caught at San An- 
tonia :roek recently. 

Harvey McMurchy of Syracuse loft this city to-day 
for a Coast trip. He will return again in March. 

racinc v^oasi are 01 sucn cnaraoior anu importance ^ y u'^ad 
to justify a reasonable measure of home government, Francis 

rancisco), December 27, 21100. 

The annual meeting and banquet of the San Fran- 
cisco Striped Bass Club will take place noxt Tuesday 

A Louisiana Shrimping Camp. 

Hidden away in tho labyrinthine bayous of lower 
.lelTel 'son Parish and scattered about tho margins of 
Grand Lake, Little Lake and the musically named 
Choneire Caminada, is a strange colony, tho bare ex- 
istence of which is practically unknown, It numborsi 
all told, at least 2000 people, throe-fourths of whom 
are Chineso and the rest Manilamen and unclassifiable 
mongrels. They live in brushwood camps near the 
edge of the water, their habits are incredibly simple 
and semi-savage, and their business is the catching and 
drying of shrimps. 

The singular settlement recently came to surface in 
some litigation on the calendar of tho local courts over 
the ownership of a piece of adjacent property, but tho 
industry had been quietly pursued from time out of 
mind in almost unbroken isolation. Its product is 
never seen in the New Orleans market, but is shipped 
direct to San Francisco and New York, and consumed 
entirely by the Chinese. At certain seasons tho shrimp 
are caught by the millions in rude handnets, and 
spread in layers in platforms built over the surface of 
the water. The hot sun soon shrivels them up and 
t'hey become desiccated. When thoroughly dry they 
are brown and brittle and have a sweet, nutty flavor 
that is far from disagreeable. In this condition they 
are packed loosely in barrels holding about 2.">0 pounds 
each and sent to native merchants in Matt and Doyers 
streets, in New York, and to our own Chinatown. At 
both places they are in lively demand, and are eaten 
either as condiments, without further preparation, or 
with a curry of rice. Even some American barbarians 
claim to find them very good. 

The scene in the shrimping camp is so strangely 
Oriental that it is hard for a visitor to realize that he 
is in the neighborhood of a big American city. As a 
matter of fact, the southern industry is an imported 
one and exactly the same process of fishing and dry- 
ing as is pursued on a vast scale in China, and is practi- 
cally the same as is in vogue around our own bay 
shores. Almost all the colonists come from families of 
shrimpers, and when they have sufficient money re- 
turn to the flowery kingdom and send back relatives 
to take their places. There are thousands of common 
Chinese fans in the stores of New Orleans bearing 
pictures of shrimp fishers and dryers, and no doubt 
many a purchaser has been puzzled over tho queer 
daubs and wondered what it all meant. Tho same 
thing precisely could bo witnessed by making a trip 
to the outlying bayous of Grand Lake. 

The Angler's Puzzle. Some Piscatorial Problems. 

The sportsman who goes afield can predict with a 
reasonable degree of certainty the actions of the game 
animals or game birds which ho is pursuing, writes E. 
Hough in tho Chicago Tribune. The deer has certain 
known habits, and tho man who understands these 
habits makes the deer an easy prey. Tho wild duck 
has habits of his Own, which the sportsman comes to 
understand, and of which he avails himself readily. 
The great goose of the prairies has regular and clock- 
like habits which render him an open and easy read 
book to tho man who pursues him with a gun. It is a 
maxim among sportsmen that every wild animal has 
its blind side. To civilized man one of tho most inter- 
esting studies in tho world is that of hunting out tho 
blind side of wild creatures of the forest and field. Tho 
trapper and the hunter are students and philosophers, 
and wo tako pleasure in following their philosophy 
when wo go into tho wild country w ith them. 

So much we may consider as fairly accurate and 
true. Bnt whon wo como to studying the lower orders 
of tho creatures which we pursue in the way of sport 
we are bid to pause and to hark back in our own 
philosophy. Neither tho scientist nor tho business man, 
indeed not oven the hunter or the trapper or the fishor 
may be considered specialists and exports in their call- 
ing, can toll you much about what is going on in the 
mind of the fish, which inhabits an eloment other than 
our own. We are of tho earth and of the air. The 
fish is of the water. Our pshychology does not encom- 
pass that of the lish. We understand things that are 
of tho earth and of tho air, but we cannot solve the 
equation of that other mysterious element so essential 
to humanity and to sport. Wo look at the fish as ho 
floats about perfectly adaptod to his own nativo 
element; we wonder at him, wo want him, but We never 
understand him. We do not know what ho is going to 
do next. Wo do not know what art to employ in order 
to accomplish his undergoing with a fair degree of cer- 
tainty. Here then is a problem of sport. There is a 


&he ffrveebcv axxh £frpovt«mait 

[January 5. 1901 

possibility, but not a certainty. Upon these conditions 
arises the charm of the fascinating sport of angling', 
one ofjthe most enduring sports in all the history of the 
word. It is enduring because it is fascinating and fas- 
cinating because it is mysterious. 

In a general way the habits even of a given variety 
of fish may be determined by the general observer. 
From such observations we are apt to generalize. Thus 
wo classify all fish of a given species as being exactly 
like the other under the same conditions. We do not 
accord to the fish family the status of any individuality. 
We say that one bass is just the same as another and 
will act exactly like the other under the same condi- 
tions. We expect one trout to be identical with all 
other trout. In this we probably err to a greater or 
less extent. A student of fishes will perhaps really 
observe among them a greater tendency to solitary 
habit and to individual initiative than may be observed 
among any sort of game creatures. Here again we 
have mystery, hence fascination. We do not, however, 
have any delinate conclusions or any ultimate and es- 
tablished facts. We are not able to tell why a big 
trout will lie under the same stump in a certain stream 
year after year, resisting all the wiles of the angler: 
nor are we able to tell why at a given hour, and with- 
out any apparent change in the conditions of the atmos- 
phere or water, all the fish in a certain part of the 
stream will go on the feed and presently stop as sud- 
denly as they began. If we could tell why they begin 
to rise with this concerted action we could perhaps also 
tell why in another part of the stream not far removed 
the fish were lying 1 silent and sullen as before. These 
are all studies, and they make up a part of the greatest 
pshychological game on earth. that embodied in the art 
of angling. 

Continually there come up singular instances of the 
perverseness and inscrutability of the fishes which we 
prize most. Thus not long ago a Chicago angler was 
up near Kilbourn, Wis., and while there he saw one 
afternoon an angler who had just come back from a 
little creek not far out in the country with a magnifi- 
cent lot of trout, seventy-five fish in all, which he had 
taken in a short time that day. On question the suc- 
cessful fisherman said ho had fished on that creek for 
some time without success. The fish would not rise to 
anything he could find in his fly book. Disgusted at 
this he had recourse to the universal expedient of the 
worm. After digging for some time in the sandy soil 
of that locality he manages to unearth two angle- 
worms, which ho prized highly, since he supposed they 
would fill his basket for him. One of these worms he 
unluckily lost, and much to his surprise and disgust he 
found that the remaining worm had no such value as 
he supposed. The trout did not care for it. One 
might suppose that this was simply instinct, since it 
does not seem natural that trout should care for a feed 
not indigenous to their environment. To disprove 
this, upon the other hand, it is well known that trout 
do take to the angleworm in streams of the pine woods, 
where such a thing as a fish worm never grew. This 
is supposed to be heredity or inherited tendency. It 
is just as apt to be freakishness or curiosity, but we 
will call it heredity for the sake of dignity. Neither 
for heredity or other reasons would these trout take 
the much prized angleworm which this fisherman had 

Yet the latter had the true angling genius, and he 
knew there was some way to circumvent these creatures 
if he only could discover that way. He went back in 
the woods and searched in the grassy covers to see 
what other bait he could find. Here he got some black 
grasshoppers, and as he knew that the grasshopper is 
one of the least resistance lures possible to be found 
for a good trout he felt sure that he had solved his 
problem. Not so. The trout would have none of his 
black grasshoppers. He could see the fish in schools 
on the bottom of the creek, but he could not get them 
to rise. This was a discouragement, but not sufficient 
to stop the persistent angler in this case. He went 
back into the woods, and this time he secured some 
green grasshoppers, which he tried in turn. Imagine 
his joy, his exultation, his mental self-satisfaction! He 
had solved tin' problem. It was green grasshoppers 
which these fish wanted! He could not get green 
grasshoppers enough to satisfy the demand, and to 
make short the story he filled his basket more than 
twice over with grand trout. Now, these trout were 
evidently hungry and they wanted to feed. Yet they 
would not eat angleworms, the most universal of all 
baits, and they would not eat a black grasshopper. It 
was a green grasshopper which was wanted, and 
nothing else. Could we ask a better instance in proof 
of the fact that not all our angling science can claim 
the distinction of being either inducive or deductive, 
but must bo branded with the less noble name of 
purely empirical ? 

Not long ago a Chicago angler was fishing in a Wis- 
consin lake, where thousands of other anglers fish 
every year. It is not now called a prolific water, 
though once in awhile one hears of a good fish being 
taken there. This angler was fishing in a little snaggy 
bay, where quarters were too cramped to allow him 
much latitude in playing his fish. He was casting 
near the boat, more from force of habit than from ex- 
pectation, when all at once ho had a strike from a big 
pike, or pickerel, as it is known in this region. The 
fish would have apparently have weighed twenty or 
twenty-five pounds. It was hooked and played for a 
moment, but soon broke away. The whole operation 
took place in a narrow little bit of water, and the fish 
took the spoon almost against the side of the boat, 
evidently having followed it up and seized it as it was 
about to leave the water. There was no question in 
the world that it saw the boat and its occupants, and 
one would think that it must have known the purpose 
of those occupants. Yet in a few minutes after it had 
broken away, it rose again at another spoon, with 
the first spoon still hanging from the corner of its 
mouth. Then the angler, having failed to fasten the 
fish again, sont his boatman more than three miles 
for another and better spoon. An hour and a half 
later this same fish, in the same cove, rose again, the 
spoon still dangling at its mouth. It was not fastened, 
and finally left the cove and never was taken. It had 
furnished for the Chicago angler a more interesting 

problem in fish psychology than if it had been brought 
into the boat on the first cast. No one can tell what 
was the motive animating this big pickerel. Possibly 
it was anger, possibly curiosity, possibly sheer stupid- 
ity. We may take our choice, but surely we will go 
out again to study some of these unsolved fish prob- 
lems of the fish world. 

It is commonly supposed that large fish have a re- 
stricted habitat and that they do not move far from 
their chosen feeding ground or lair, to which they 
return when not engaged in active operations else- 
where. There seems a certain amount of reason to 
suppose that a large muskellunge or pike has a certain 
spot to which he returns as soon as he has gorged his 
prey. A knowledge of this habit is useful to the angler 
who is casting for this big fish, as he will best serve his 
purpose by waiting some moments after the bait is 
taken before he strikes the fish. The "second run " 
is the time when the fish has gorged the bait and has 
started off for home, and that is the time the angler 
should strike, both for pike and for bass. This is 
one of tho rules which are almost axioms among skill- 
ful fishers, yet it is a rule which certainly has excep- 
tions, as the following instance would seem to prove: 
A couple of Chicago anglers were fishing at a little 
Wisconsin lake, casting frog for bass. It was a lake 
not much fished, though it held some good bass. At 
a certain spot one of the anglers had a heavy strike, 
but lost the fish, which parted the line within a short 
distance of the snell. The usual condolences followed, 
and both men agreed that the fish must have been a 
large one. It was determined to fish that spot care- 
fully the next day, in the hope that the fish might bo 
struck again. They did fish it carefully, but they 
never got a rise at that point again. Upon the con- 
trary, on the afternoon of the second day they got a 
heavy strike on the opposite side of the lake, more 
than three-quarters of a mile away. This fish was 
landed and proved to be a four-pound black bass. It 
had a hook fastened in its throat, and hook, snell and 
line were identified as those lost on the first strike of 
the day before. Here was certainly an instance of a 
fish which did not observe the supposed rule of a lim- 
ited inhabitant. He was wandering all about the lake, 
a bachelor, and strictly unattached. 

The mystery of fly-fishing is, as has previously been 
remarked in these columns, as much a mystery to-day 
as it was centuries ago. The proof of this exists in 
the great variety of patterns of artificial flies which 
man bus dev ised for the capture of his finny prey. 
There are literally hundreds and hundreds of different 
artificial flies. The most of these kinds cannot be 
called imitations of any living insect. Yet you may 
try the imitative flies and non-imitative flies, one with 
the other, over a score of years and a hundred differ- 
ent streams, and at tho end of your observations you 
will not bo able to tell which has averaged the most 
killing, the imitative or the non-imitative artificial fly. 
There are, of course, some general rules bearing on 
this subject, but these rules are much similar to those 
above noted, and are remarkable chiefly for their un- 
reliability. Thus the writer within the week fished in 
a A Yisconsin reserved stream which was certainly a 
remarkable water in many ways. Deep and unspeak- 
ably clear, it seemed under the bright sun hardly a 
different element at all, but simply a continuation of 
the air. In this case, certainly, one would, under all 
angling rules, use a small and dark fly. and cast a long 
line. It was found necessary to employ the long line 
and a light cast, but all small flies and all dark flies 
were utterly disregarded by the trout which inhabited 
that water! Contrary to all precedents and expecta- 
tions we found that gaudy absurdity, the "silver doc- 
tor," the most killing fly which we could employ. 
This fly has a bright silver body, with wings mixed 
with mottled gray, yellow, red and blue, with hackles 
either of gray or blue. There are a dozen different 
patterns of "silver doctor,'' and they are all gaudy and 
impossible looking Hies. We all experimented with 
different flies, and with this same fly on different posi- 
tions on tho cast, but the trout always singled it out. 
They wanted that absurd, fantastic creation, and they 
did not want anything else. They were just as partic- 
ular as tho Kilbourn trout were about having their 
green grasshoppers. They knew what they wanted, 
but why V This is the question. It is Apt to remain a 
question as long as men go a-fishing. 

There are still other mysteries regarding that weird 
fish, the brook trout, though some of these mysteries 
have been more or less solved by close observers, who 
have discovered things not generally known to the 
angling public In a general way it is considered 
usually certain that fish wili take on the color of its en- 
vironments. Thus in a deep, dark pool we expect to 
find a trout which is dark in color, and probably with 
bright red spots. Over shallow, sandy bottom we 
nearly always find pale-colored fish, light in body tint 
and with their red spots less brilliantly marked. Nearly 
every one knows about this, just as every one knows 
that the plumage of the grouse, or the snipe or the 
quail is exactly of that coloration which will afford that 
bird tho best protection and concealment in tho sort of 
cover which it inhabits. You have walked within a 
few feet of a dead jacksnipe on the marsh and you have 
not been able to see it, or you have wondered how the 
big prairie chicken could crouch in the stubble without 
you seeing it until you almost stepped upon it. This 
is protective coloration. It is, no doubt, true that the 
protective coloration of the brook trout is the same 
thing, and intended to render the animal less easily ob- 
servable by its natural enemies. But now witness the 
distinct difference between creatures of the earth and 
air and the creatures of the water, and witness, also, 
the limits of our knowledge regarding these lower 
creatures. The grouse or the quail or the snipe cannot 
change the color of its feathers all at once. The ptar- 
migan is brown all summer and white in the winter, for 
protective reasons, but it takes a whole season for it to 
effect this change. The lizard, the chameleon, effects 
this change of color immediately, and thereby it be- 
comes one of the most interesting objects known in 
natural history. How many there are who know that 
the brook trout in its ability to change its spots is more 
like the chameleon than the ptarmigan? Yet this is 
really the case. 


Coming Events. 

March 10, 1901— Empire (iua Club. Merchandise Shoot. Bins 
Rocks. Alameda Point. 

To the Meadow Lark. 

Up from dewy grass 

While yet 'tis dark. 
On trembling pinions 

Soars the meadow lark. 

His brilliant vest 

Like orange glows, 
From slender throat 

The liquid music Hows. 

Flute like warbler 

Of wood and Held, 
To thee all rivals 

The palm must yield. 

The ambient air. with 

Fluttering wiugs he beats. 
In ecstatic song 

The morning sun he greets. 

Higher he rises: his 

ram of praises Hoat, 
While listening Nature 

Revels in his thrilling note. 
-J. Maynk Hai.timohk, in Sportsmcus Review. 

The Proposed Game Bill and Other Legislation. 

At the late convention held in this city, of sports- 
men and others interested in the protection and preser- 
vation of fish and game and also in the enactment of 
necessary and proposed legislation, the following 
changes in the present law and additions thereto were 
adopted and are here given in full. Much herein is 
mutually for the best interests of the people at large, 
and the sportsman individually. Some matter is 
questionable both in its application or its substantial 
worth. Great antagonism is felt toward these measures 
as a whole by sportsmen in general for the reason that 
the sponsors of these proposed changes and amend- 
ments — who can be counted on the fingers of one hand 
— are not en rapport with sportsmen or the people 
at large. We do not by this mean to cast any reflec- 
tions on the committee who labored so hard and con- 
scientiously in drafting the following proposed legisla- 
tion nor upon the personnel of the recent convention. 
We allude to the few interested individuals who were 
primarily responsible for the whole movement, the 
ultimate iitirjjoxes and objtctx of which is the enactment 
of the legislation suggested in the concluding para- 
graph of the resolution reported by the committee. 

Section Six Hundred and Twenty-six of an Act entitled "An Act 
to establish a Penal Code," approved February 14. 1H72, is amended 
to read as follows : 

Section ti'Jti. 1. All wild animals and birds and all fishes found 
within the jurisdiction of the State of California are the property 
of the people in their collective sovereign capacity, and all private 
ownership and property rights acquired through reducing them to 
possession are subject to such limitations as may be imposed by 
the enactments of the legislature. 

2. Every person who in the State of California between the Hrst 
day of February, and the Hrst day of November of any year shall 
hunt, pursue take, kill, or destroy, or have in his possession, 
whether taken or killed in the State of California or shipped into 
the State from any other State, Territory, or foreign country, any 
quail, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. 

3. Every person who in the State of California between the Hrst 
day of March and the Hrst day of October of any year shall hunt, 
pursue, take: kill or destroy, or have in his possession, whether 
taken or killed in the State of California or shipped iuto this State 
from any other state, territory, or foreign country, auy black brant, 
lalso kuowu as sea brant), or any kind of wild ducks, or auy rail, or 
any English or Wilson snipe, or auy curlew, ibis, or plover, shall 
be guily of a misdemeanor; provided, that the board of supervisors 
of any county in the State may designate by ordinance any three 
consecutive calendar months in which said birds may he lawfully 
taken, killed or had in possession; and provided further, that said 
three mouths shall be months included between the Hrst day of 
October and the Hrst day of March of the following year, and pro- 
vided further, that until the board of supervisors of any county in 
the State shall by ordinance make such designation, every person 
who shall huut, persue, take, kill or destroy, or have in his posses- 
sion any black brant (also knowu as sea brant), or any wild duck, 
or any rail, or auy English or Wilson snipe, or any curlew, ibis, or 
plover, between the Hrst day of February and the Hrst day of 
November of the same year, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. 

4. Every person who in the State of California, between the Hrst 
day of Jauuary and the Hrst day of June of the same year, shall 
hunt, pursue, take, kill, or destroy, or have in his possession, any 
dove, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; provided, that the board 
of supervisors of any county in the State may designate by ordi- 
nance any Hve couseeutive calendar months in which said birds 

-may be lawfully taken, killed, or had in possession; and provided 
further, that said Hve months shall be five mouths included beween 
the Hrst day of June and the Hrst day of January: and provided 
further, that until the Ixjard of supervisors of auy county in the 
State shall by ordinance make such designation, every person who 
shall huut, pursue, take, kill, or destroy, or have in his possession 
any dove or wild pigeon between the Hrst day of Jauuary and the 
Hrst day of August of the same year, shall be guilty of a mis- 

5. Every person who in the State of California, between the Hrst 
day of November and the Hrst day of September of the following 
year, shall hunt, pursue, take, kill, or destroy, or have in his pos- 
session, whether taken or killed in the State of California or 
snipped into the State from any other State, Territory, or foreign 
country, any partridge, grouse, or sage hen, shall be guilty of a 

6. Every person who in the State of California shall hunt, pur- 
sue, take, kill, or dest roy, or have in his possession, any of tho birds 
mentioned in this section, or any other wild birds, except English 
sparrows, any variety of geese except black brant, or any swan, 
sandhill crane, jay, meadow lark, eagle, hawk. crow, raven, house- 
flnch, or linnet, or blackbird, or who shall destroy the nests or eggs 
of any of the birds mentioned in this section, except those last 
above excepted, shall be guilty of a misdemeauor. 

7. Every person who in the State of California shall at any time 
hunt, pursue, take, kill, or destroy, or have in his possession, auy 
English or MoBgolian pheasant, or any Hob White or Eastern or 
Chinese quail, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. 

8. Every person who in the State of California shall during any 
one calendar day take, kill, or destroy more than twenty Hve quail, 
wild ducks, snipe, curlew, or ibis, or more than forty doves, or 
more than twenty rail, or more than eight black or sea brant, shall 
be guilty of a misdemeanor. The possession of more than twenty- 
ttve quail, twenty-Hve wild ducks, twenty-live snipe, twenty -Ave 
curlew, or twenty-Hve ibis, or more than forty doves, or more thau 
twenty rail, or more than eight black or sea brant, by one person, 
shall be prima facie evidence of the fact that such person did take, 
kill, or destroy the same unlawfully; provided, further, that if two 
or more persons shall have in their possession such a number of 
any of said game birds hereinabove mentioned that the ratio be- 
tween the number of birds so possessed, and the number of persons 
so having such possession, would be greater than the number 
which any one person is by this section permitted to take, kill, or 
destroy, then such possession of said game birds shall be prima 
facie evidence that the persons and each and all of them so having 
"such possession have taken, killed, or destroyed the same unlaw- 

January 5, 1901] 


9. Every person who in the State ol California shall at any time 
hunt, pursue, take, kill, or destroy, or have in his possession any 
female deer or spotted fawn, or any antelope, elk or mountain 
sheep, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. 

10. Every person who in the State of California, between the 
first day of December and the first day of July of the year follow- 
ing, shall hunt, pursue, take, kill, or destroy, or have in his posses- 
sion, whether taken or killed in the State of California, or shipped 
into the State from any other State, Territory, or foreign country, 
any male deer or any deer meat, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; 
provided, that the board of supervisors of any county in the State 
may designate any two consecutive calendar months in which said 
deer or deer meat' may be lawfully taken or had in possession; pro- 
vided, further, that said two months shall be months included be- 
tween the first day of July and the first day of December of the 
same year; provided, further; that until the board of supervisors of 
any county in the State shall, by ordinance, make such designation, 
every person who shall hunt, pursue, take, kill, or destroy, or have 
in his possession, any deer or deer meat between the fifteenth day 
of September and the fifteenth day of July of the following year 
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. 

11. Every person who in the State of California shall hunt, pur- 
sue, take, kill, or destroy, or have in his possession between the 
first day of February and the first day of August of any year, any 
gray squirrel, or any species of tree squirrel, shall be guilty of a 
misdemeanor. .._ 

12. Every person who in the State of California shall at any 
time buy, sell, offer or expose for sale, transport or carry, or have 
in his possession, the skin, pelt or hide of any female deer or any 
spotted fawn, or any deer hide or pelt, from which the evidences of 
sex have been removed, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; pro- 
vided, that nothing in this section shall be held to apply to the 
hide of any of the said animals when taken or killed in Alaska, or 
any foreign country. 

13. Every person who in the State of California shall take, kill, 
or destroy, or have in his possession, whether taken or killed in the 
State of California, or shipped into the State from any other State, 
Territory, or foreign country, more than three deer during any one 
open season, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. 

14. Every person who in the State of California, owning, con- 
trolling or having in his possession, any deerhounds, foxhounds, 
greyhounds, or any other kind of dog, shall suffer, permit, or allow- 
any of the said dogs to run, track, or trail any deer during the time 
when it is unlawful to kill the same, shall be guilty of a misde- 

15. Every cold storage company, person keeping a cold storage 
warehouse, tavern or hotel keeper, or eating-house keeper, market- 
man, or other person who shall buy, sell, or offer or expose for sale, 
or give away, or have in his possession, any quail, pheasant, 
grouse, sage hen, dove, wild pigeon, black brant, or any kind of 
wild duck, rail, curlew, ibis, snipe or plover, during the time when 
it is unlawful to take or kill the same, whether they are taken or 
killed in the State of California or shipped into the State from any 
other State, Territory, or foreign country, shall be guilty of a mis- 

16. Every person who in the State of California shall at any 
time use any horse, mule, ass, bull, cow, or steer, or any device 
representing any of the above animals for the purpose of a blind, 
or conceal himself behind any of said animals or devices in hunt- 
ing any of the birds mentioned in this section, shall be guilty of a 

17. Every person who in the State of California shall at any 
time between one-half hour after sundown and one-half hour before 
sunrise of the following day, hunt, pursue, take, kill, or destroy, 
any of the birds mentioned in this section, shall be guilty of a mis- 

18. Nothing in this section shall be held to prohibit the posses- 
sion for scientific purposes or the taking alive for the purpose of 
propagation, any of the animals or birds mentioned in this section; 
provided, permission to take and possess said birds or animals for 
said purposes shall have been first obtained in writing from the 
State Fish and Game Commissioners: and said permission shall 
accompany the shipment of said animals or birds and shall exempt 
them from seizure in passing through any part of the State. 

19. Every person found guilty of a violation of any of the pro- 
visions of this section, shall be fined in a sum not less than twenty- 
five dollars, nor more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned in 
the county jail of the county in which the conviction shall be had 
not less than twenty days nor more than one hundred and fifty 
days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

20. One-half of all fines collected for the violation of any of the 
provisions of this section, shall be paid by the court in which the 
conviction shall be had, to the informant who caused the action or 
proceeding from which such fine shall be collected; and one-half of 
said fine shall be paid into the State Treasury; provided, that 
should the informant be a game warden drawing a salary of more 
than fifty dollars per month, the whole. of said fine shall be paid 
into the State Treasury. 

21. All moneys paid into the State Treasury from fines collected 
for the violation of any of the provisions of this section, shall be 
set aside and known as the Game Preservation Fund, and shall be 
applicable to the payment of salaries of game wardens and other 
expenses connected with the preservation of the game of the State,, 
and shall be disbursed only on the warrant of the Fish and Game 

All acts or parts of acts in conflict with this act are hereby 

Section 627. Every person who in the State of Colifornia shall 
use a shotgun of larger caliber than that commonly known and des- 
ignated as a number ten gauge, for the purpose of killing or destroy- 
ing any of the animals or birds protected in whole or in part by the 
provisions of section six hundred and twenty-six of the penal code 
of this State, or any gun composed or more than two barrels, Or any 
combination of guns or gun barrels, or any other device whereby 
more than two loads can be discharged at a time, or loads can be 
discharged from more than two barrels without reloading, shall be 
guilty of a misdemeanor. Proof of the possession of any such gun 
in the field, marsh, bay. lake or stream, shall be prima facie evi- 
dence of its illegal use. 

2. Every person who in the State of California, upon any en 
closed or cultivated ground which is private property and where 
signs are displayed at distances of not less than three, to the mile 
along all exterior boundaries thereof forbidding such shooting, 
shall take, kill or destroy any quail, Bob White, pheasant, part- 
ridge, grouse, dove, wild duck, snipe, curlew, ibis, or plover, or any 
deer, without permission first obtained from the owner or person in 
possession of such ground, or shall maliciously tear down, mutilate 
or destroy any sign, signboard, or other notice forbidding shooting 
on private property, shall be guiltj of a misdemeanor. 

3. Every railroad company, express company, transportation 
company, or other common carrier, their officers, agents and ser 
vants and every other person who shall transport, carry, or take 
out of this State, or who shall receive for the purpose of transport- 
ing from the State, any deer, deer skin, buck, doe, or fawn, or any 
quail, partridge, pheasant, grouse, prairie chicken, dove, wild 
pigeon, or any wild duck, rail, snipe, curlew, ibis, or plover, except 
for the purposes of propagation, or who shall transport, carry, or 
take from the State, or receive for the purpose of transportation 
from the State, any such animal or bird, or any part of the carcass 
thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; provided, that the right 
to transportation for the purposes of propagation, or for scientific 
purposes, shall first be obtoined by permit in writing from the 
Board of Fish and Game Commissioners. Any penon found guilty 
of a violation of any of the provisions of this section shall be fined 
in the sum of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than five 
hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail in the county 
in which the conviction shall be had not less than twenty-five days 
nor more than one hundred and fifty days or be punished by both 
such fine and imprisonment. 

4. Every railroad company, steamship company, express com- 
pany, transportation company, transfer company, and every other- 
person who shall at any time ship or receive for shipment or trans 
portation from any one person during any one day more than" 
twenty-five quail, wild duck, snipe, curlew or Ibis, or more than 
forty doves, or more than twenty rail, or more than eight black or 
sea brant, or Who shall transport any of said birds, or any deer in 
any quantity, unless such birds or deer are at all times in open 
view and labeled with the name and residence of the person by 
whom they are shipped, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. 

Section 631. Every person who shall at any time take, kill or 
destroy, by the use of any net, pound, cage, trap or set line, any 
quail, partridge, grouse, wild duck, or black brant, or any snipe, 
curlew, ibis, or plover, or who shall transport, buy, sell, or give 
away, offer or expose for sale, or have in his possession any of the 
said birds that have been taken, killed or captured by the use of 
any net, pound, cage, trap or set line, whether taken 'n the State 
of California or shipped into the State from any other State, terri- 
tory or foreign country, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; provided 
that the same may be taken for purposes of propagation or for 
scientific purpose's, written permission having been first obtained 
from the State Board of Fish and Game Commissioners. Proof of 
the possession of any of the said birds which shall not show 
evidence of having been taken by means other than a net, pound, 
cage, trap or set line, shall be paima facie evidence in any prose- 
cution for the violation of the provisions of this section that the 
person in whose possession such quail, partridge; grouse, sage hen, 
black brant, wild duck, .snipe, curlew, ibis, or plever is found, took 

killed or destroyed the same by means of net. pound, cage, trap or 
set line. 

Section 632. Every person who in the State of California buys, 
sells, offers or exposes for sale, any trout of any kind less than 
one pound in weight, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. 

2. Any person who in the State of California takes, catches, 
kills, buys, sells, or exposes for sale, or has in his possession, any 
salmon trout, brook or lake trout, or any variety of trout, except 
steelhead trout (Salmo Gairdneri ) between the first day of Novem- 
ber and the first day of April of the following year, shall be guilty 
of a misdemeanor. 

3. Every person who takes, catches, or has in his possession, 
buys, sells, offers or exposes for sale, any steelhead trout between 
the first day of February and the first day of April of each year, 
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. 

4. Every person who in the State of California, between the first 
day of November and the first day of April of the following year, 
shall take, catch, kill, or destroy any steelhead trout in any of the 
waters of the State above tide-water, shall be guilty of a mis- 

5. Every person who at any time takes or catches any trout, ex- 
cept with hook and line, is guilty of a misdemeanor: provided, 
however, that steelhead trout may be taken in tide-water between 
the first day of April and the first day of February of the follow- 
ing year with lawful nets; and a lawful net shall be a net that, 
when placed in the. water, is unsecured and free to float with the 
current or tide, and the meshes of which are, when drawn closely 
together, and measured inside the knots, not less than seven and 
one-half inches in length. 

6. Every person found guilty of any violation of any of the pro- 
visionsof this section, shall be fined in a sum not less than twenty- 
five dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail of the county in 
which the convictions shall be had not less than twenty days, or 
be punished by both such fine and imprisonment. All fines im- 
posed and collected for any violation of any of the provisions of 
this section shall be paid intc thi Fish Commission Fund Npth 
ing shall prohibit the United States Fish Commission and the Fish 
Commission of this State from taking at [all such times such fish as 
they deem necessary lor the purposes of artificial hatching. 

An Act to amend an act entitled "An Act to create the office of 
Fish and Game Warden and to describe the powers, duties, and 
salary of such officer," approved March twenty-sixth, eighteen 
hundred and ninety-five. 

Section 1. The Board of Supervisors of each and every county 
in the State shall, at its first meeting held after the first day of 
May, nineteen hundred and one, and as often thereafter as there is 
a vacancy in said office, appoint a suitable person to serve as Fish 
and Game Warden of the county, which office is hereby created. 

Sec. 2. Said Fish and Game Warden shall enforce the State 
laws and all county and municipal ordinances relating to the pro- 
tection of fish and game, and he shall be vested with all the powers 
of a peace officer and to make arrests for the violation of such laws 
and ordinances. 

l'Sec. 3. The salary of said Fish and Game Warded is hereby 
fixed in accordance with the classification of counties as follows: 
For counties of the first, second and third classes, one hundred dol- 
lars per month; for counties of the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh 
classes, the sum of seventy-five dollars per month; for counties of 
the eighth, ninth and tenth ciasses, the sum of sixty dollars per 
month; and for all other classes, the sum of fifty dollars per mouth. 
In addition thereto, said warden shall be allowed a sum not to ex- 
ceed twenty-five dollars per month for expenses incurred by him in 
the performance of his duties. Said salary and expenses incurred 
must be paid monthly from the county treasury. Said Fish and 
Game Warden shall, before entering upon the discharge of his 
duties, execute a bond with sureties in such jsuin as may be re- 
quired by the board of supervisors for the faithful and proper dis- 
charge of his duties as such Fish and Game Warden. Said Warden 
shall report quarterly to the board o f supervisors of his county, 
giving a detailed statement of all arrests made, convictions had, 
fines collected, and generally, in regard to the management of his 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 
its passage. 

An Act creating all constables, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, city 
marshals, and police officers ex-ofneio game and fish wardens. 

Section 1. Every sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, city marshal, 
poiice officer, and each of them, by virtue of their election and ap- 
pointment, are hereby created and constituted ex-oj/icio. game 
wardens for their respective jurisdictions, and they and each of 
them shall have authority and power without warrant to search 
and examine any boat, conveyance, vehicle, fish basket, fish-box, 
game bag, game coat, or any receptacle for game or fish, when they 
have reason to believe that any of the laws for the protection of 
game and fish have been violated, and the said officers shall at any 
time seize and take possession of any and all birds, animals, or 
fish which have been caught, taken, or killed contrary to any of 
the laws of this State. Each of the said officers shall, foi the 
purposes of this act, have concurrent jurisdiction throughoutlhis 
proper county. 

Any sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, city marshal, police officer, 
or game warden, willfully neglecting or refusing to prosecute any 
offense under said law, of which he shall have personal knira [edge 
or of which he shall have notice in writing by any citizen, giving 
the name of the offender together with the names of the witness or 
witnesses, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction 
thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a tine of fifty dollars or undergo 
imprisonment in the county jail for two months, or shall be pun- 
ished by both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court. 

Sec. 2. All moneys recovered and all fines collected under this 
act, shall be paid to the treasurer of the county in which the suit, 
action, or proceeding shall have been commenced, or in which the 
offense shall have been committed, and the prosecuting attorney 
or treasurer of such county, u^ou the payment of any fine or judg- 
ment, may satisfy the same of record lor the State by the payment 
of one-half such money, exclusive of costs, to informer, whether 
such informer be the sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, city marshal, 
police officer, game warden, -or other person, who caused to be 
brought the action or proceeding in which such fine or penalty 
shall be recovered. And the other half of such fine shall be re- 
tained by the county treasurer, to be appiled te the State fund for 
the protection of fish and game. 

Your Committee begs further to report the following resolution: 

Whekeas, The Board of Fish Commissioners have. expressed the 
opinion that a division of the labors connected with the preserva- 
tion of the game and fish would result to the benefit of the State; 

Whekeas, We believe the wild game of the State of California 
to be one of its most valuable resources, and that no effort on the 
part of the State should be spared to secure its fullest preserva- 
tion; therefore, be it 

Resolved: That we earnestly recommend to the Legislature of 
the State of California that the office of State Game Warden be 
created, and that an appropriation sufficient to properly equip the 
said office be made and placed at its disposal, under such necessary 
restrictions as will secure a faithful and honest administration, 
and give to the game of the State a protection commensurate with 
its importance and value as a food supply. 

Cartridge and Shell. 

The Christmas edition of Shooting and Fishing- is a 
handsomely gotten up number full of good things for 
those who enjoy recreation with gun, dog and rod. 

Our English contemporary, the Shooting Times and 
British Sportsman, has issued a splendidly illustrated 
holiday number replete with good stories and interest- 
ing information for sportsmen. 

Wednesday and Thursday were ideal days for tho 
duck hunter around the bay shores. Market shooter's 
made large shipments this week from Dixon, Wood- 
land, Colusa, Newmans, Firobaugbs and points south. 

The Du Pont calendar for 1901 is a beauty, aside 
from its intrinsic merit as a record of days it is quite a 
work of art. The principal subject of illustration is a 
scene familiar to sportsmen. Three hunters discuss- 
ing congenial topics in one end of a baggage car where 
their dogs are located will bring many pleasant 
thoughts to tho sportsman every time he looks upon 
the picture. A hunting scene in the winter woods with 
a Pointer and Setter in tho foreground is another real- 
istic picture. Two vignettes illustrating naval and 
magazine guns at work are grim reminders of the 
adaptability of the Du Pont powders for other pur- 
poses than those of recreation. 

Tod Sloan, Phil Daly, Jr., Walter Pattbn, .Ids. 
Sweeney, H. L. Van Wyok, Andrew Jackson and Bob 
Smith together disposed of about thirty dozen strong 
flying pigeons at the Ingleside traps on Sunday last. 
Six and ten bird races, miss and out events and' three 
pair doubles developed some excellent trap work be- 
tween the contestants. Sloan and - Daly captured the 
largest ends of the purses. 

~""A Chip of the Old Block" is the caption to a strik- 
ing picture decorating the Union Metallic Cartridge . 
Compan's calendar. A bright faced, handsome young- 
ster is accoutred in the hunting habiliments of his ' 
father and with the hitter's hammerless shotgun which 
he holds in front of him he has evidently brought • 
down the brace of beautifully plumaged grouse hang- 
ing over his left shoulder. Possibly the youth may 
have been indulging in "forbidden* fruit," but if 'his : 
daddy is the sportsman he should be he will overlook 
the lapse and straightway buy his promising son. a; new 
10 guage. 


Longer Ranges Now in Vogue. 

" It is remarkable what progress has been made in 
revolver shooting during the past twenty years, " said ' 
Capt. James S. Conlin, of New York, who for many : 
years was regarded as the best revolver shot in : the- 

The Captain, who is now close to seventy years, : 
was in a reminiscent mood as he sat in his gallery a 1 
few days ago and told with much enthusiasm • how 1 
much progress has really been made in revolver shoot- > 
ing since he was the champion of the army, nearly 
forty years ago. 

"Few persons have any idea how many people 
shoot with small arms. It has been taken up in all • : 
the clubs, and now I understand that the National 
Guard will encourage the art of revolver shooting. • 
There are hundreds of persons who never go near a 
shooting gallery or an armory and are still as pro- 
ficient as some of the cracks that we are always read- ' 
ing about in the papers. These people indulge in re- 
volver shooting as a sport or pastime, as one may call , 
it. They have a range at home, and whenever they 
feel inclined to pepper a few targets they get out their 
gun and retire to the range. 

"Now, as regards the actual progress made in the art. 
Away back in my time — and that's a good many years 
ago — we used to shoot at twelve yards and thought . 
that this was a long range. Now they are shooting at 
twenty-five and thirty-five yards; and in many c2ses ' 
matches have been shot at fifty yards. The time is i 
approaching when we will be shooting at seventy-live 
and one hundred yards. Years ago it seemed impos- 
sible to hit a target at forty yards. The arms and 
ammunition used at present make it possible to shoot 
one hundred yards, and with accuracy, too. 

"Twenty-five years ago the powder, ball and cap 
pistol was mostly used. It was a good arm, but if a 

man was able to hit the head of a flour barrel at forty 
yards he was considered a crack shot. 

"It is much more difficult to shoot with a revolver 
than with any other arm, and that is probably why so 
few people care to take up revolver shooting. Some 
people want to learn how to shoot a revolver in a very 
short time, and if they fail they give it up as a hope- 
less task. They will saw: "Oh, I was never born for a ' 
pistol shot. ' 

"This is all wrong. Any one can learn how to shoot 
accurately with a rovolver. Take Major Marks, of tho 
army, twenty-five years ago. Why, the old major had 1 
paralysis, but could shoot as well as any one at, that 
time. If a person, when he starts in to shoot with a , 
revolver, finds that he cannot accomplish anything, its 
a hundred to one that there is something the matter 
with his eyesight. Let him consult an oceulist, and'' 
after he has been fixed up, say with the proper pair! of 
glasses, I will guarantee that his shooting will improve. 

"There are people who will say that they are too 
nervous to shoot accurately. That's another mis- 
taken idea. A man is never too nervous to shoot. 
Technically speaking there are two classes of shunters. 
The one wriggles and the other can hold; a revolver ;is 
if it were in a vise. 

"Take the man that wriggles. If ho has tho active 1 
nerve ho will pull tho trigger at the supreme moment • 
and his score will be as good as a man who can hold 
the sight. The man that can hold his arm steady is 
usually best at rapid lire. I knew. a great many shots 
who are only good at rapid fire shooting. Yes, this ' 
does seem strange, but it is a fact. The best shot is 
the man who can shoot the quickest, and that is the ., 
man who can get tho aim quickest and pull." 

Capt. Conlin 's shooting days arc oyer, so to speak. ' 
He injured his right hand several years ago. Some of 
tho best known shots in tho country visit bis place, 
however, and seek his advice on revolver shooting. 
He has many pupils, many of them mombers of theo: 
National Guard. His collection of targets cannot be 
equalled. They include the scoros made in all : 
portant matches for years. C;t|>t,. Conlin took an ac- 
tive part in organizing the match between America and 
France, decided last summer, and which tho Ameri- 
cans won easily. He intends to organize an inter-, 
national tournament next summer to decide tho cham- 
pionship of the world. !....( 


[January 5, 1901 


Fattening Food for Sheep. 

This term fattening should be dropped. 
We don't fatten now, we feed the sheep 
for market. And in good feeding the 
Bheep will take on as much fat as may be 
needed to make the flesh succulent. Even 
now mutton eaters complain of the excess 
of fat, which is a waste of good food and 
no one wants it. Feeding on the ordin- 
ary rations of clover or alfalfa hay, with a 
pint of corn a day, is sufficient for a lamb ; 
for a two year old or older sheep this 
ration may be increased to twice the 
allowance of corn, with Jalfalfa or clover 
hay as will be eaten without waste. The 
fat should be intimately mixed with the 
lean meat, and to do this fattening must 
be a part of the growth. Th's, necessarily 
cannot be made in a few days, and thus 
the practice of feeding lambs all through 
the^winter, slowly gaining good flesh, will 
be more judicious and effective than to 
feed highly for a few days or weeks with 
grain food. All the successful experi- 
mental feeding tests have been made dur- 
ing some months, nine or twelve in the 
most successful and standard trials, and 
we cannot expect to gain similar propor- 
tionate results with a few weeks excessive 
feeding, the results of which may be to 
make fat where it is not wanted, and so 
throw away the money spent. 

The practice is coming into general use 
now for the shepherd to feed his own lambs 
and the intermediate feeder for market is 
no doubt being so much encouraged as he 
was when the owner of the sheep had not 
an easy oppo.tunity to do the feeding for 
himself. But every Bheep man should 
know how to feed for himself and now 
that rape and alfalfa are coming into gen- 
eral use, it is a very easy matter to bring 
the lambs up to the condition when the 
finishing may be done with cheap grain 
screenings and some corn. — American 
Sheep Breeder. 

Feeding Hogs on Alfalfa. 

C. H. Sessions of Los Angeles, Cal., says 
he has never raised hogs for market by 
feeding wholly on alfalfa. In his section 
many farmers pasture hogs successfully 
on alfalfa and think it is one of the cheap- 
est feeds they can use. The hogs grow 
rapidly — eating the green feed like a cow. 
When the field is not overstocked they 
will not dig out the roots, but if it is, they 
will burrow down and dig out every one. 
It has been claimed that one acre of alfalfa 
will grow 1000 pounds of pork. Hogs 
grown on this feed are soft and the fat 
watery. They should be fed forty to sixty 
days on corn, barley or wheat, when the 
meat will be hard a d sweet. Hogs fed in 
this way are wanted by the packers — as 
the meat is well streaked with fat. 

In growing the young pigs which we 
sell for breeders, Mr. Sessions says we find 
they do better to run out on alfalfa and we 
always make a hole in the fence, where 
they can run out and in as they please, 
but we always give them plenty of skim 
milk, besides what they get from the sow. 
Land pastured in this way must certainly 
be put into better condition to be plowed 
for other crops. 

The farmers generally divide off their 
large fields into smaller ones, and as the 
alfalfa is eaten off, the hogs are changed 
into another and the last pasture irri- 
gated, so in that way they have fields in 
various stages of growth into which to run. 

American Wool. 

A Dairy Experiment. 

At the Minnesota Experiment Station 
they tested six dual purpose cows as repre- 
sented by grade Shorthorns ol the best 
beef type against six grade Guernsey and 
Jersey, and one grade Holstein, all of the 
proper build for dairy cows, and give out 
the following results : 

The six dual purpose cows gave an aver- 
age of 5077 pounds of milk in a year, 
which gave 229 pounds of butter at a cost 
of 13.38 cents a pounds. The feed cost 
$30.64 per head, and the net profit was 
(10.37 each. 

The seven others averaged produced an 
average of 6700 pounds of milk and made 
446 pounds of butter per year at a cost of 
8 43 cents a pound. The cost of food was 
$37.60 per head and the net profit $38.11 

But the comparison between the best of 
each sort was more plainly marked. The 
best dual purpose cow gave 274 pounds of 
butter at a cost of 12.14 cents a pound, 
with a profit of $15.69. The poorest ot the 
lot gave but 196 pounds of butter at a cost 
of $14.76 cents a pound and a profit of 
$8.51 for the year. 

The grade Holstein produced 5S0 pounds 
of butter from 11,726 pounds of milk, at a 
cost of $10 61 cents a pound, having eaten 
$55.23 worth of food, but showing a net 
profit of $38.26. 

This profit was exceeded by a grade Jer- 
sey which produced 493 pounds of butter 
from 7914 pounds of milk. Her butter 
cost but 6.08 cents a pound, she having 
eaten but $30 worth of food, and the profit 
from her was $54.45 for the year. 

A cross bred Jersey and Guernsey was 
next to her, having eaten $35.15 worth of | 
food and vielded $53.31 profit. She made 
612 pounds of butter from 8796 pounds of 
milk at a cost of 6.86 cents a pound. 

It has been demonstrated by actual ex- 
periments, observes Science and Industry, 1 
that many of our wild forest plants pro- 
duce seeds that when buried in the earth 
retain vitality for ten to thirty years. 

The wool product of the United States 
this year is placed at 288 036,621 pounds 
by the National Association of Wool Man 
ufacturers in a report just published. This 
is the largest estimated yield reported 
since 1897, when it was given at 259,153,- 
251 pounds, and compares with a maxi- 
mum yield in recent years of 348,538,138 
in 1893, before the repeal of the wool 
tariff under the Wilson bill. Available 
wool supplies on hand in the United States 
on July 1st last ar« estimated by the asso- 
ciation to have been 578,084,304 pounds, 
against 667,109,028 at the same date in 
1899,539,309,125 in 1898 and 702,568 428 in 
1897. It is thought that present supplies 
are ample to meet the requirements of the 
mills prior to the movement of next year's 
clip. The United States department of 
agriculture estimates the number of sheep 
in the United States on April 1st last at 
40.267,818, against 34,784,287 in 1897, since 
which time there baa been a steady in- 
crease, confined, however, almost entirely 
to the far Western States. 

In October a collection of twenty-six 
Clydesdale stallions was auctioned off at 
Palermo, just outside of Buenos Ayres, 
Argentine Republic. The horses were 
bred in the Argentine and sold for an 
average price of $530. The best price was 
$1250, and an Argentine-bred Shire colt 
made $1060. Two imported Clvdesdale 
stallions averaged over $1250, the best one 
bringing $1755. Another imported pair 
brought $720 each. A Suffolk horse, im- 
ported, brought within a few cents of $1250. 

Gain A Second 

— when your horse Is fast seconds 
count on a record. 

A little stiffness or soreness in leg or body 
may lose seconds and hence lose a record. 
Chills, congestion and inflammation are the 

enemies of speed. 


used in dilute form 
has no superior as a 
leg and body wash. 

Apply to the legs and 
bandage lightly. Ap- 
ply to the body and blanket. Removes 
stiffness and soreness, prevents colds, 
congestion, and produces flexibility 
and firmness of muscles and tendons. 

For sale at all druggists. Sample 
bottle mailed for 6c to pay postage. 

Veterinary Experience— full of valu- 
able information— 100 pages, FREE. 

48? O'Farrell St., Han FrancLeo, Cal. 
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= Ointment. An infallible cure for all ordi- 
| nary horse afflictions. Follow the example 
*f set by the leading horsemen of the world and 
= your stable shelf will always hold a bottle of 

Quinn's Ointment 

: A. L. Thomas, Snpt. Canton Farm, Joliet, 111., remarks, 
z "1 enclose yoa amount for six bottles of Quinn's Ointment, 
e After one year's trial mnst confess it does all you claim for 
E it." For Curbs, Splints, Spavins, Windpuffs or Bunches, 

j Price $1.50. 

I ^old by all Druggists or sent by 
: mtul. 

W. B. ED0Y & CO.. Whitehall. N. Y. 

For Sale — Grandson of Hermit. 

A Great Race Horse that Should Make a Great Sire. 

Hcrmi t . 





Gentle Kitty. 

(Touchstone jgjE* 

1 Beeswing j Daughter of Androssan 

(Tadmore {palmyra 
"UissSellon j Bene Dame 

{Stnrkwell (The Baron 

stocKweu \ Pocahontas 
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Imp. Australian.. 

f Melbourne 
I Mowerina 


Imp. Bombazine. 


{West Australian. 
Imp. Emelia j £™Jjf n EmeIius 

( Le ^toh tecarneal 

't FI °" D ° tody 161 " 06 

fStookweU... {^SSSL 

•(Nightingale jogS*? Ueer 

/•golon j West Australian 

J I Daug. of Irish Birdcatcher 

' I Toeeerv 1 2" Ruv t«r 

(.luKgery \ Farthingale by Cotherstone 

6th dam Cloak by Rockingham, 7th dam Green Mantle by Sultan, 8th dam Dulcenia by Cervantes. 
9th dam Rugina by Moorcock, loth dam Rally by Trumpator, and on to 18th dam Daughterof Spanker, 

Bids on Storm King are invited by letter. Address 

BREEDER AND SPORTSMAN, 36 Geary St., San Frar-clsco. 

Green Gown. 

Racing! Racing! 

California Jockey Club 

Dec. 31 to Jan. 12,incl. 



Five or More Races Each Day. 

Races start at 2:15 p. m. sharp. 

Ferry boats leave San Francisco at 12 m and 12:30, 
1, 1 :30, 2:30 and 3 p. m>, connecting with trains stop- 
ping at the entrance to the track. Buy your ferry 
tickets to Shell Mound. All trains via Oakland 
mole connect with San Pablo electric cars at 
seventh and Broadway, Oakland; also all trains via 
Alameda mole connect with San Pablo electric cars 
at Fourteenth and Broadway. Oakland. These elec- 
tric cars go direct to the track in fifteen minutes. 

Reiurning trains leave the track at 4:15 and 4:45 
p. m. and immediately alter the last rpoe. 

R. B. MILROY, Sec'y. 


— Encyclopedia Britannica. 

The Favorite S. S. Australia sails 
monthly for this Garden Isle. Send for 
"Tahiti" to Company's office, 6£3 Market 
St., San Francisco, Cal. 

FOR SALE— The Fast Green Pacer 


If sold in the next ten days. Foaled in 1894. Sire 
Arthur Wilkes, Dam Sunflower, 2:26. Second Dam 
by Chieftain. Has won money over such horses as 
Fitz Lee, 2:13^; Wilhelmina, 2:11. Was beaten a 
short head by Georgie B, 2:11*4, m third heat in 
2. 13H at Woodland, Cal. She is the fastest Green 
Pacer in California. Will Pace three times in 2:08 
this year in condition; Is Dead Game; was only 
trained Ave months. Address 

WM. BROWN, Red Bluff, Cal. 


1144 Market Street. 
Importers and Manufacturers of 

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Cloaks, Jackets, 

Capes and Waists 

Latest Styles and Lowest Prices. 

To cure a Bruise or Strain quickly, 

proceed as follows: Wring out a 
sponge in boiling hot water and hold 
on the affected part, keeping the 
sponge hot by repeating the op- 
eration, for from 15 to 30 minutes. 
Rub dry and apply 


rubbing it in well. Use the 
hot water steaming process 
once a day and apply the Ab- 
sorblne from three to |four 
times a day. One or two days 
usually cures fresh cases. 
Absorbine is unequalled in removing bunches 
caused by a bruise or strain from animal or man- 
kind. Vet. size *2 per bottle, for mankind SI per 
bottle, delivered or furnished by regular dealers. 
Write for pamphlets. Manufactured by 
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For sale by Mack <& Co., Langley & Michaels Co., 
Reddlogton & Co., J. O'Kane, and J. A. McKerron, 
all of San Francisco. 

The largest and beet located sales pavilion 
on the Pacific Coast I 

Occidental Horse Exchange 


Near Third 

San Francisco. 

Having fitted np the abore place especially for 
the sale of harness horses, vehicles, harness, etc., It 
will afford me pleasure to correspond with owners 
regarding the Auction Sales which I shall hold 
at this place EVERY TUESDAY at 11 a. m. 
Arrangements can be made for special Bales of 
standard bred trotting stock, thoroughbreds, etc. 
My turf library is the largest on this Coast, hence 
lam prepared to compile catalogues satisfactorily 
to my patrons. I take pleasure In referring to any 
and all for whom I have sold horses during the past 
two years. WM. g. LAYNG, 

Live Stock Auctioneer. 

Telephone Main 5179. 


Cures lameness and soreness in man and beast 
Ask any horse trainer about it. At all druggists. 

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Madison Square Garden, New York, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, January 30 and 31, February I, I90I. 







HAMBURG, b h, 5, by Hanover-Lady Reel. 
TAMMANY, ch h, 11, by Iroquois-Tullahoma. 
OGDEN (imp), b h, 6, by Kilwarlin-imp. Oriole. 

AFFECT br f, 1897, by HisJHighness-Eosite; not bred. 
ALICE HIMYAR, b m, 1888, by Himyar-Ailee; bred to The 

ANGELURE (imp.), b f, 1897, by St. Angelo-Patineuse; not bred. 
ANNOT LYLE (imp.).bm, 1893, by Barcaldine-Little Lady II.; 

bred to imp. Ogden. 
ASCETICISM (imp.), br m 1890, by Hermit-Perditiom.bred to imp. 

Bathamption. . # - > • 

ASH LEAF, ch m, 1896, by Tammany-imp. Ayrshire Rose; bred to 

imp. Isidor. 

AVE MARIA, ch m, 1893, by Salvator-Aurelia: bred to imp. 

AYRSHIRE ROSE (imp.), ch m, 1892, by Ayrshire-Rose of Lan- 
caster; bred to Hamburg. 

BALANCE II., ch m, 1890, by Stratford-Equipoise; bred to imp. 

BALSAM FIR (imp.), b m, 1893, by Friar Balsam-imp. Tempo; 

not bred. " . . 

BEAUCATCHER, ch m, 1891. by imp. Eothen-Auricoma; bred to 

BEAUTY, ch m, 1888, by imp. St. Blaise-Bella; bred to The 

BELINDA, b m, 1895, by Kingflsher-Bellona; bred to imp. 

BELLE OF BUTTE, b m, 1890, by imp. Sir Modred-La Favorita; 

bred to imp. Isidor. 
BENEFACTRESS (imp.), b or br m, 1892, by Bendigo-Flora; bred 

to imp. Ogden. 

BERRIEDALE (imp.), b m, 189-1, by Donovan-Caithness; bred to 

BETTIE BLAISE, blk m, 1889, by imp. St. Blaise-Bettie M.; bred 
to Hamburg. 

BLACK CAP (imp.), b m, 1895, by Royal Hampton-imp. Oriole; 

bred to imp. Isidor. 
BOISE (imp.),.b m, 1894, by Hampton-imp. Buttermore; bred to 


BRITISH BLUE BLOOD (imp.), blk m, 1890, by Bendigo-Plaus- 
aunce; bred to The Pepper. '■■ . ■! 

BUTTERFLY, ch m, 1886, by imp. Kyrle Daly-Manposa; bred to 
imp. Isidor. 

BUTTERMERE (imp.), b m, 1884, by Doncaster-Thorwater; bred 
to Hamburg. 

CALEDONIA (imp.), br m. 1890, by Burgomaster-imp, Fandango; 

bred to imp. Bathampton. 
CANDOR II-, br m, 1892, by imp. Darebin-Miss Clay; bred to imp. 


CARNESS, ch m, 1895, by imp. Inverness-Carrie G.; bred to The 

CARRIE G., br m, 18&5, by Spendthrift-imp. Picadilly. 
CASSEOPIA (imp.), ch m, 1894, by Friar's Balsam-Starlight; bred 
to Hamburg. 

CASTALIA, ch m, 1888, by imp. Mortemer-imp. Castaignette; bred 
to Hamburg. 

CHERRY WILD, ch f, 1898 by Eou-Cerise; not bred. 
CLOSE-THE-DOOR (imp.), b m, 1887, by Wisdom-Draughty; bred 
to The Pepper. 

COCKERNONY (imp.) ch m, 1894, by Friar's Balsam-imp. Irony: 

bred to Hamburg. 
COALESCE (imp.), b m, 1891, by Timothy— Black Diamond; bred 

to St. Angelo. 

CONTRADICTION (imp.) b m, 1887, by Sterling-Casuistry; bred 

to imp. Bathampton. 
CRISIS (imp.), b m, 1893, by Fernandez-imp. Isis; bred to imp. 


CRISIS II. (imp.) br m, 1890 by Springfield-Christine; bred to 

Foals of 1898 -Coming Three Years Old. 

FRANKFORT, be. by Hanover— Lady Reel. 
GOLDSPINNER, b c, by imp. Goldfinch-imp. Red Spinner. 
EMPORIUM, ch c, by The Pepper-imp. Cockernony. 
VESUVIA, br f by Lampllghter-Unadaga. 
JOSHER, br f, by Rainbow-imp. Ridicule. 
WEALTH, b or br f, by Rainbow-imp. Prosperity. 
ELEGY, ch f, by imp, Goldfinch— imp. Buttormero. 
CISTERCIAN, ch f, by imp. Goldfinch-imp. La Trappo. 
GOLDEN GRAIN, ch f, by Hanover-Fleur d'Or. 
CANDLE, b f by imp. Candlemas-Carina. 
MARY M'COY, b f, by Henry of Navarre-Laura Stone. 

Foals of 1899— Coming Two Years Old. 

THE WEAVER, b c, by Imp. Goldfinch-Imp. Red Spinner. 
NORTHERN STAR, ch c, by Hanover-Starlight. 
CATHAIRE MOR, ch c, by Kendal— imp. Pastorellq'. 
DARTMAN, b o, by Kendal— imp. Dartaway. 
DRUSUS, ch c, by imp. Ravensbury-imp. Drusllla. 
MINTAKA, b c, by tap. Crowberry-tap: Mint Cake. 
CHOATE, b c, by imp. Meddler-imp. Laotltia. , 
CHILTON, b c by tap. Meddler-Cast alia. 
CAMERON, b o, by imp, Meddler-Imp. Annot Lylo. 
BALM OF OlLEAD,-ch c, by tap. Inverness-Imp. Balsam Fir, 
TAMAHNAWIS, ch o, by imp. Inverness-Banshee. 

ISIDOR (imp), ch h, 6, by Amphion-imp, Isis. 
BATHAMPTON (imp.), b h, 9, by Hampton-The Bat. 
THE PEPPER, b h, 11, by imp. Billet-Vega. 

INVERNESS (imp.), ch h, 12, by Cymbal-Belle of Scotland. 
BUTE (imp.), b h, 7, by Hampton-Buttormere. 


DARTAWAY (imp.), b m, 1890, by Galopin-Dart; bred to Ham- 

DARTLE (imp), b f, 1898, by Kendal-imp. Dartaway; not bred. 
DESAYUNO (imp.), b or br m, 1894, by Kendal-Snack; bred to 
imp. Ogden. 

DRUSILLA (imp.), b m, 1889, by Hampton-Bella Agnes; bred to 

EFFERVESCENT, b m, 1896, by imp. Islington-Mollie; bred to 

imp. Bathampton. 
ELLA GREGG, gr m, 1892, by Salvator-Lizzie Lucas; bred to 


ERIN-GO-BRAGH (imp.), ch m, 1887, by Barcaldine-Farewell; 

bred to The Pepper. 
FLEUR D OR, b m, 1887, by imp Rayon d'Or-Blandona; bred to 


FLIRT, blk m. 1890, by Faustus-Light Heart; bred to imp. 

FRANTIC, ch m, 1896, by Hindoo-Francesca; bred to imp. 

GARTERLESS, b m, 1897, by imp. Golden Garter-Explosion; bred 
to imp. Isidor. 

COUTTE D'OR (imp.), b m, 1896, by Orme-Patroness; bred to 

GREENWICH, b m, 1889, by Himyar-Linda Green; bred to imp. 

GUALALA, ch m, 1896, by imp. Goldflnch-Kiss-Me-Quick; bred to 
imp. Isidor. 

GWENDOLYN (imp.), b m. 1891, by St. Simon-imp. Red Spinner; 

bred to imp. Ogden. 
HATHOR, ch m, 1897, by Himyar-Puffer; bred to imp. Ogden. 
HOMEOPATHY, ch m, 1887, by Reform-Maggie B. B.; bred to imp. 


ILITHYIA, ch m, 1896 by Tammany-imp. Isis; bred to imp. 

IRONIC (imp.), b m, 1895, by St. Serf-imp. Irony; bred to imp. 

IRONY (imp.).ch m, 1881, by Rosebery-Sarcasm; bred to Ham- 

ISIAC (imp.), ch m, 1891, by Rosebery— imp. Isis; bred to Hamburg- 
ISIS (imp.), ch m, 1887, by Bend Or-Shotover; bred to Hamburg. 
KITEFOOT, ch m, 1896, by Buchanan-Longshore; bred to imp. 

KNOBKERRIE (imp ), b m, 1892, by Galopin-Assegai; bred to 

imp. Bathampton. 
LAETITIA (imp.), br m, 1884, by Hilarious-Daughter of Wild 

Dayrell: bred to Hamburg. 
LAMBERT (imp.), ch m, 1894, by Friar's Balsam-Starlight; not 


LA TRAPPE (imp.),b m, 1891, by Hermit-Ambuscade; bred to 
imp. Isidor. 

LOLA A.,bm, 1890, by Enquirer-Oganta; bred toimp. Bathampton. 
LORGNETTE (imp ), b m, 1883, by Speculum— Miss Middlewick; 

bred to The Pepper. 
LOTTERY, b m, 1889, by imp. Sir Modred-Lulu; bred to Hamburg. 
LUCASTA (imp.), b m, 1890, by Hawkstone-Lucky Shot; bred to 


MADGE D., b m, 1893, by imp. Maxim-Guenn; bred to imp. Ogden- 
MAIDEN POEM (imp.), b m, 1891, by imp. Laureate-Maiden Belle; 

bred to imp. Ogden. 
MAKALLAH, b m, 1895, by Tammany-Mchallah: bred to Hamburg. 
MARCIANESI (imp.), b m, 1894, by Minting-Emmeline Marcia; 

bred to imp. Bathampton. 
MERIDEN, b m, 1886, by imp. Billot-Mercedes; bred to Hamburg. 


DANDY, ch c, by imp. Inverness— Beaucatcher. 

GREGORY, ch c by imp. Inverness-Ella Gregg. 

ESSENE, ch e by imp. liiveriii-ss-Sadics. 

RENE ch c by imp. Invorness-Flirt, 

SKYE, ch c by imp. Inverness-Salmera. 

FLOURISH, b c by Tammauy-Fleur d'Or. 

SINECURE, ch c by Tammany-imp. The Task. 

APPOINTEE, b or br c by Tammany-Benefactress. 

CALLER, ch c by Tammany-Caledonia. 

MOWICH, ch c bv Montatia-Iiutterny. 

FLYING BUTTRESS, b c by Montana-Bollo of Butto. 

FIVE NATIONS, b c by Montana-Unaduga. 

KHITAI. ch c by Montana-Cathay. 

BONNER, b c by Montana-Lola A. 

MONTANA PIONEER, b c by Montana-Ravelll. 

PURE PEPPER, b c by Tho Popper-Virgin. 

FRANCOIS, b or br c by The Pcpper-Frano. 

CONDIMENT, oh c by The Pepper-Pert. 

RED PEPPER, b c by The Popper-Weeping Child. 

EMIGRANT, b or br c by Tho Peppor-imp. Westbound. 

PEPPER SAUCE, b c by Tho Popper-Abra Daly. 

CORMAC, ch c by The Pepper-Imp. Corlnna. 

FLORIFORM, be by imp. Bathampton-Florid. 

TRAFFIC, ch o by Primrose-Export. 

DE-LATE, b c by Prlmrose-Hermoino. 

COCKNEY, br o by tap. Matt Byrnes-Cockernony. 

GOLDEN ROSE, b f by imp. Goldfinch-imp. La Trappo. 

MINTCAKE (imp.),b m, 1895, by Marcian-Mint Sauce; bred to 

MISERERE (imp.), ch m, 1887, by The Miser-Pauline; bred to 
imp. Ogden. 

MISS DAREBIN, br m, 1890, by imp. Darebin-Miss Clay, bred to 

imp. Bathampton. 
MISS LAUDEMAN, ch m, 1896, by Hanover-Elizabeth L ; bred to 

imp. Isidor. 

MISSOULA, ch m, 1890, by imp. Sir Modred-Dixianne; bred to The 

MOYA, ch m, 1896, by imp. Inverness-Miss Darebin; bred to imp. 


MRS. DELANEY (imp.), br m, 1895, by St. Simon-Ismay; bred to 
imp. Bathampton. 

ONEGA, ch m, 1896, by Onondaga-Bessie Hinckley; bred to Ham- 

ORIOLE (imp.), ch m, 1887, by Bend Or-Fenella; bred to imp. 


PASTORELLA (imp.), ch m, 1892, by Springfleld-Griselda; bred 
to Hamburg. 

PETTICOAT (imp.), ch m, 1888, by Doncaster-Pellesse; bred to 

RED SPINNER (imp.), b m, 1879, by Rosicrucian-Reaction; bred 
to imp. Ogden. 

RHODA (imp ), b m, 1885, by Master Kildare-Violet Melrose; 

bred to imp. Ogden. 
RIDICULE (imp.), b or br m, 1892, by Althotas-Lizzic Tabor; bred 

to imp. Bathampton. 
ROSE OF HAMPTON (imp.), b m, 1891, by Royal Hampton-Lady 

Primrose; bred to Hamburg. 
RUBY DARE, br m, 1897, by imp. Star Ruby-Flora Dare; bred to 

The Pepper. 

SACRIFICE (imp.), b m, 1881, by Hampton-Sanctity; bred to imp. 

SADIE, ch m, 1892, by Salvator-Aurelia; bred to imp. Bathampton. 
SALMERA, ch m, 1895, by Salvator-Chimera; bred to imp. Bath- 

SALVIA, ch m, 1891, by imp. Rossington-Sallio M.; bred to The 

SCOTCH LASSIE, ch m, 1897, by imp. Inverness-Miss Darebin; 

bred to The Popper. 
SEPIA (imp.), b m, 1893, by Petrarch-imp. Homeopathy; brod to 

imp. Isidor. 

SHIPMATE, bm, 1888, by Spendthrift-Messmato: bred to Hamburg. 
SIGHTSEER (imp.), br m, 1893, by Kendall-imp. Lorgnette; bred 

to imp. Isidor. 

SISTRUM (imp ), ch m, 1895, by Common— imp. Isis; bred to imp. 

SLOW DANCE, b m, 1890, by imp. Darebin— Sly Danco; bred to 
imp. Ogden. 

STARLIGHT, br m, 1887, by Iroquois-Vandalite; bred to imp. 


ST. EUDORA (imp.), b f. 1897, by St. Simon-Dorothea; not bred. 
ST. MILDRED (imp.), br m, 1890, by St. Simon-Lady Fitz James; 
bred to Trenton. 

THE TASK (imp.), b m, 1889, by Barcaldine-Satchol; brod to 

THUENELLA (imp.), ch f, 1897, by St. Angelo-Thuella; not bred. 
TROUBA, ch m, 1891, by Lisbou-Glenuline; bred to tap. Bath- 

UNADAGA, ch m, 1887, by Onondaga-Una; bred to tap. Bath- 

WALNUT, b m, 1888, by imp. Sir Modrod-Wanda III.; bred to 


WHYOTA, ch m, 1892, by Hanovor-Victorine; bred to imp. Isidor. 

SINCERE, b f by Imp. Star Ruby-Candor II. 
LUX CASTA, b f by Donovan-imp. Lucasta. 
OKASTE, b f by Avrshire-imp. Desayuno. 
liANliKRol.K, i) f by Imp, Friar-Bandana. 
DESTITUTE, ch f by imp. Inverness-imp. Misorore. 
rTHESSALY, b f by imp. Inverness-imp. Tompe. 
NANAIMO, ch f by Imp. Invorness-Namonia. 
EGYPTIAN PRINCESS, eh f by tap. Inverness-imp. Sistrum. 
OATMEAL, ch f by imp. Invemess-Alioo Hlmyur. 
SI AH, ch f by Tammany-imp. Casseopla. 
Ci i.MTEMPT, I) f by Tammauy-Kidiculo. 

RlTSE OF SCOTLAND, ch f by Tammamy-lmp. Ayroshtro Rose. 
NELLIE DAWN, ch f bv Tammany-Woodviolet. 
STAR OF THE WEST, b f by Montana-imp. Isis. 
PIGMENT, b f by Montana-Imp. Sopla. 
ALLOPATH, b f by Montana-Homeopathy. 
WINECOCK, b f by Montana-Whyota. 

MONTANA PEERESS, b f by Montana-imp. Merry Peeress. 

PARISINA, ch f by Tho Popper-Boauty. 

GULF STREAM, ch f by The Peppor-Trado Wind. 

ME-SAH-CHE, ch f by The Pepper-Marozla. 

BATHA, b f by tap. Bathampton-Missoula. ' 

PAST, b f by imp. Bathampton— Bygono. 

COHIA, ch f by imp. Bathampton-Bonita. 

MISTRA, b f by Primrose-Mistletoe. 

PRICE, ch f by tap. Matt Byrnes-Miss Darebin. * 

ISHTAR, b f by Sam Lucas-imp. Isiao. 

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Chicago, Ills. 

Stakes to Close TUESDAY, January 15, 1891, for the 

Summer Meeting of 1991, 

Beginning* Saturday, June 22d. 
Ending: Saturday, July 20th. 

Overnight Handicaps, $1,000 and Upward. No Purses Less than $600. 

SPECIAL NOTICE. — ^° entry will be received for any of these Stakes, except upon the condition: That all disputes, 
claims and objections arising out of the racing, or with respect to the interpretation of the conditions of any Stake j , shall 
be decided by the Racing Stewards present or those whom they may appoint, and their decisions upon all points shall be final. 



A sweepstakes for Three-year-olds; $25 to accompany nomina- 
tion. $335 additional to start; $'20,000 added, of which *»H) to the 
second and $2ini to the third horse. A winner of a three-year-old 
stakes of the value of 18000 to carry 31bs.:of two such stakes, or one 
of$5(Hleach, 5 lbs.; of three or more three-year-old stakes of the 
value of $.*HI each, 7 lbs. extra. Maidens allowed 7 lbs. To ue 
un the first day of the meeting.— One mile and a half. 


A sweepstakes for three-year-olds: $10 to accompany Jba 
nomination, $75 additional to start; $4(H) added, of which $l(Hi to 
the second and $50(1 to the third horse. A winner of a three-year- 
old slakes of the \ alue of II5IKI to carry :i His,; oi tWO Mich Stakes OT 
one of $4000, 5 lbs; of three or more three year old stakes of the 
value of 11500, (selling stakes excepted), or of one of the value of 
$7«ki, 7 lbs. extra Maidens allowed 7 lbs.— On, milt anil « quarter 


A sweepstakes for fillies, three years old: $10 to accompany 
nomination, $50 additional to start; $2<ni added of which $400 io the 
second and $2(K» to the third horse. A winner of a three-year-old 
stakes of the value of $1500 to carry 3 lbs.; of two such stakes, 5 lbs. 
of three or more sueh stakes, or of one of the value of HOOD, 7 lbs. 
extra. Maidens allowed 7 lbs.— One mile. 


A sweepstakes for three-year-olds; $10 to accompany the 
nomination. $50 additional to start; $3 HI added, of which $4000 to 
the second and 1200 to the third horse. A winner of a three-year, 
old stakes of the value of $51100, or of three or more such stakes of 
the value of $1500 each, to carry 5 lbs. extra. Non-winners of two 
three-year-old races of the value of $1500 each allowed 3 lbs-; of one 
such race, 5 lbs.; of one of $KXX1, 8 lbs.; of one of $500, 12 lbs. Maidens 
allowed 17 lbs.— One mile. 



A selling sweepstakes for three-year-olds and upward; $10 to 
accompany the nomination, $25 additional for naming to start; 
j-Jiirn addi-d, of which $4(XJ to the second and $3UI to the third horse. 
Weights 5 lbs. above the scale. The winner to be sold at auction. 
Those entered to be sold for $5000 to carry full weights; if for $4000, 
allowed 5 lbs.; then 3 lbs-, for each $500 to $3000; then 1 lb. for each 

$loo to MOOD, Winners of a stakes this year, after the closing of 
entries, and prior to June 9th, when carrying weight for age, or 
more, not to be entered for less than $4(»<i; after June 9th, $5(Hi. 
Starters, with selling prices, to be named through the entry box. at 
the usual hour of closing, the day prior to the race. More than two 
can be named by the same owner, hut only two in the same interest 
can start; but the starting fees must be paid for all named — One 
mile and a furlong. 


A selling sweepstakes for three-year-olds and upward; $10 to 
accompany the nomination. $35 additional for naming to start; 
WOO added, of which $400 to the second and $300 to the third horse. 
The winner to be sold at auction. Those entered to be sold for 
$4ini to carry weight for age: for HOOD, allowed 5 pounds; then 3 
lbs. for each $5111 to 12000; then 1 lb. for each $100 to $1(H). Win- 
ners of a stakes this year, after the closing of entries, and prior to 
June 9th, when carrying weight for age, or more, not to be entered 
for less than (BOOOi after June 9th, $400(1. Starters, with selling 
prices, to be named through the entry box, at the usual hour of 
closing, the day prior to the race. More than two can be named 
by the same owner, but only two in the same interest can start; 
but the starting fees must be paid for all named. One mile anil 
half a furlong. 


A sweepstakes for three-year-olds and upward; $10 to accom- 
pany the nomination, $50 additional to start; WOO added, of which 
$400 to the second and $300 to the third horse. Weights to be an- 
nounced three days before the race. A winner of any race after 
the weights are posted to carry five pounds extra. One mile and a 


A sweepstakes for three-year-olds and upward; $10 to accom- 
pany the nomination. $50 additional to start; $30110 added, of which 
$750 to the second and $350 to the third horse. Weights to be an- 
nounced three days before the race. A winner of any race after 
the weights are posted to carry 5 lbs. extra. One mile and a half 


For three-year-olds and upward: $10 to accompany the nom- 
ination, $75 to additional to start; $5000 added, of which $750 to 
the second and $350 to the third horse. Weights to be announced 
three days before the race. A winner of any race after the weights 
are posted to carry 5 lbs. extra. One mile, one and one-hiilf 


A sweepstakes for three year-olds and upward; $10 to accom- 
pany the nomination. $135 additional to start; $7500 added, of which 
11000 to the second and $5(XI to the third horse. Weights to be an- 
nounced three days before the race. A winner of any race after 
the weights are posted to carry 5 lbs. extra. One mile and a quarter. 



A sweepstakes for fillies, two years old: $10 to accompany 
the nomination, $50 additional to start; $3ini added, of which $400 
to the second and $30(1 to the third horse. A winner of stakes of 
the value of 11000 to carry 3 lbs.; of two such stakes, 5 lbs.: of 
three or more such stakes, 7 lbs. extra. Maidens allowed 5 lbs. 
Fire furlong*. 


A sweepstakes for colts, two years old; $10 to accompany the 
nomination, $50 additional to start $3(H> added, of which $400 to 
the second and $300 to the third horse. A winner of a stakes of 
the value of $1000 to carry 3 lbs.: of two such stakes, 5 lbs.: of 
three or more such stakes, 7 lbs. extra. Maidens allowed 5 lbs. 
Fire furlongs. 


A sweepstakes for two-year-olds: $10 to accompany the nom- 
ination, $50 additional to start: $2ini added, of which $4(«> to the 
second and $300 to the third horse. A winner of a stakes of the 
value of 11000 to carry 3 lbs.: of two such stakes, 5 lbs.: of three or 
more such stakes. 7 lbs. extra. Maidens allowed 5 lbs. Fire 


A sweepstakes for two-year-olds; $10 to accompany the nom- 
ination. $50 additional to start; $3<H) added, of which $400 to the 
second and $300 to the third horse. A winner of a stakes of the 
value of $1(HI to carry 3 lbs.: of two such stakes, or of the Lake- 
side, Kenwood or May wood Stakes, 5 lbs.; of three or more such 
stakes, 7 lbs. extra. Maidens allowed 5 lbs. Fire and a half 
f urlongs. 


A sweepstakes for two-year-olds; $10 to accompany the nom- 
ination, $50 additional to start: $a«K) added, of which $400 to tho 
second and WO to the third horse. A winner of a stakes to carry 
3 lbs.; of two stakes, 5 lbs.; of thre;> or more stakes, 7 lbs. extra. 
Maidens allowed 7 lbs. Four furlongs. 


A sweepstakes for two-year-olds; $10 to accompany the nom- 
ination, $1110 additional to start; $5IHI added, of which $I(H) to the. 
second and $5M) to the third horse. Weights 5 lbs. below the scale. 
A winner of a stakes of the value of 11000 to carry 3 lbs ; of two 
such stakes, 5 lbs.; of three or moro such stakes, or of the. Edge 
water Stakes. 8 lbs. extra. Maidens allowed 5 lbs. .Six furlongs 


A sweepstakes for two-year-olds: $10 to accompany the nom- 
ination, $50 additional to start; $3(HI added, of which $40(1 to the 
second and $200 to the third horse. Weights to be announced two 
days before the race, six furlongs. 

Please note that the Entrance Fee must accompany nominations. Turfmen failing to receive entry blanks can obtain them by application to the Secretary (to 

whom all communications should be addressed), or at the offico of the Breeder and Sportsman. 

JAMES HOWARD, Secretary, 
Sixty-first Street and South Park Avenue, Chicago. 

January 5, 1901] 

f&lxe gveebev axxb gpcvtenxaxx 



World's Eecord for Pacers in First -Season's 


Winner of fastest 5-heat race paced in HKKJ. Winner of Chamber of Commerce Stake at Detroit; Blue 
Hill Stake at Readville, and three other great races. Biggest money winner of " New" Pacers o f 
1900, having $7,575 to his credit the first year out. 

Sired by Direct 2:05;, Sire of Di ectly 2:031, Direc'um Kelly 2:08!, etc, 

Dam BON BON 2:26 (dam of Bonsaline 2:14)4), by Simmons 2:28, sire of Helen Simmons 2:HM' 
New York Central 2:13, etc. Also sire of dams of Owyhee 2:11, and Pereno 2:10%, as a three-year-old' 
and winner of this season's (1900) Kentucky Futurity. 

Second Dam BONNIE WILKES 2:29, by George Wilkes 2:22. 

Third Dam BETTY VILEY, by Bob Johnson, thoroughbred son of Boston. 

RONNIF DIRFCT is il nlack stallion, lh% hands high, weighs 1100 lbs. Is a good individual, 
UWliniL, LMI\L.v 1 nas i, es t f f ee j an( j legs, and is absolutely sound in every way. 

BONNIE DIRECT will serve a limited number of approved mares during season of 1901, at SI OO 
the season, with return privilege if mare proves not with foal, and horse is alive and in my possession. 
Money due at time of service or upon removal of mare. Every care taken to prevent accidents or 
escapes, but no responsibility should any occur. Pasturage for mares at reasonable rates. 





Summary of Three of Bonnie 

Direct' Races. 

Chamber of Commerce Stakes, $5,000, at 

Bonnie Direct 9 5 8 1 1 1 

Annie Thornton 14 1 12 2 2 

Hal McEwen 1 11 2 8 4dis 

Pussywillow 8 3 11 3 3 ro 

George C 3 4 3 4 5 ro 

Cobbett 4 7 4 5 dr 

Duchess 11 13 5 6 dr 

Joe Wheeler 12 9 7 7 dr 

Fred Wilton 2 2 9dis 

Mt. Clemens Bov 5 6 6 dr 

Louis E Middle ton 6 8 12 dr 

Sport 7 10 10 dr 

Gamecock 10 12 dr 

Connie 13 dr 

Little Frank dis 

Time— 2:10'/ 2 ,2;12^, 2:13^:2:13; 2:12!4. 2:12%. 

2:13 Class, pacing, purse $1,500, at Colombu s - 

Bonnie Direct 2 5 1 1 J 

Johuny Agan 1 1 2 2 3 

Lady Piper 3 2 3 4 2 

Freilmont 5 3 4 3 4 

Red Light 4 4 5 dr 

Prince Exum dis 

Time— 0:31, 1:02%, 1:34 , 2:05^; 0:33,—, l:05'/5, 
1:3854, 2:10»4; 0:32; l:03V4i 1:34)4, 2:"?',: 0:31'/ 2 , 
1:0454. 1:37%, 2:08%; 0:31 >4, 1:03%, 1:36. 2:085<. 

Blue Hill Stake, t3,000, at Readville. 

Bonnie Direct 1 1 1 

Sallie Hook 2 2 8 

Evolute 5 3 2 

Annie Thornton 4 4 3 

Paul Revere 3 5 4, Dark Wilkes 6 7 5, Tommy 
W. 7 6 7, Argo Director 8 8 6, Lady Allright 
9 9 9, Beauty Spot dis, P. H. Flvnn dis. 

Time— 2:07%, 2:0954, 2:1054. 


The Fast and Game Race 


By Direct, 2:05 Sire of Directly, 2:03J, and 

25 others in standard time. 
Dam Vera (Dam of Rey Direct, 2:10 and De 

Veras, 2:11J) by Kentucky Volunteer. 

Will in i U e tli.- Sfa'on of 190 1 to 30 approved 
MareN only at 

Pleasanton Race Track 


Return privilege or money refunded on veterinary 
certificate that mare bred is not in foal. 

Rey Direct is as sure a foal getter as any horse in 

Good pasturage for mares $3.00 per month, 
barbed wire. 


tabulated pedigree 

For SpeelatfStake for foals of REY DIRECT ($500 added by owner of horse) 
and full particulars, address. 

GEO. A. DAVIS, Pleasanton, Cal. 

Rose Dale 


Home of 

DALY 2:15 

Son of Gen. Benton and Dolly (dam of Dolly Dillon 
2:11%) by Electioneer. 

DALY 2!15 



By Whips 2:275^ by Electioneer. 

Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., Cal. 

The farm has some good prospects for 
the racing season of 1901, and roadsters 
for sale. 

Breed to Speed, Size and Style. 
GEO- W. ARCHER, 25,492 bh, ig&is 

Sired by the Great 

ALLERT0N 2:09 1-4, sire of 

CHAHLKY HAYT 2:07iJ, GAYTON 2:08.1, ALVES 2:09}, and 79 others with 

standard records. 

First Dam Tot 2:24 by Young- Columbus Jr. 0429. 
Second 6am Young Maggie by Vermont Volunteer. 
Third Dam Old Maggie. 

Will make the season of 1901 at PLEASANTON RACE TRACK. 

Return privilege of mare does not prove with foal and horse is alive and In my possession. Money 
duo at lime of service or on removal of mare. 

Every care taken to prevent accidents and escapes, but no responsibility should any occur. 
Pasturage for mares at reasonable rates. 

Address WM. K WELCH, Pleasanton, Cal. 
NOTE— I will take a few horses to train and race on the California circuit. Terms reasonable. 

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4-yr.,3-yr. and 2-yr.-olds: 21 Jerseys and Durhams 
competing. 5th year my Holsteins have beaten 
Jerseys for butter. Stock for sale; also pigs. F. 
H. llurke, 626 Market St., S. F. 

C. C. registered prize herd is owned yb Henry 
Pierce, San Francisco. Animals for sale. 


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lished 1876. William Niles & Co., Los Angeles, 

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Trotting, Carriage and Road Horses, Jacks. Mules 
and Durham Bulls for Sale. 


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Office and stable: 605 Golden Gate Avenue, San 
Francisco, Cal. Telephone South 651. 

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[January 12, 1901 

A Son of Electioneer. 

Strange as it may seen, here in California where the 
great stallion Electioneer lived and founded the great- 
est family of trottors that ever existed, there are very 
few of his sons standing for public service. This is not 
because Californian's failed to appreciate the value of 
the blood of the decoased premier of Palo Alto farm, 
but for the reason that the wealthy breeders of the 
East were more able to pay the large prices Election- 
eer^ sons brought at tho annual sales, and purchased 
all that were offered. 

There will be in the stud at Woodland, Yolo county, 
this year, however, a handsome, fast and well bred son 
of Electioneer that is worthy of patronage, and the 
breedors of California should take advantage of the op- 
portunity to mate their best bred mares to him. We 
refer to Alta Vela that made his first campaign during 
the California circuit last year and closed it with a 
record of 2: loj, which is not the limit of his speed as 
the result of the races of 1901 will show. Alta Vela is 
a bay stallion 15.2 hands high with a little white on his 
near hind foot. He was foaled May 10, 1888. At an 
auction sale at the farm some years ago he was pur- 
chased by the late S. L. White of San Francisco, who 
used him as a road horse. At his demise Alta Vela 
passed into the possession of Dr. G. W. Kleiser, a mem- 
ber of the Golden Gate Park Driving Association who 
started him several times at 
the Club's matinees. The 
horse showed so much si 

Alta Vela 2:15}. 

that the Doctor was advised to put him in training for 
the circuit, but was reluctant to enter the racing busi- 
ness and finally sold Alta Vela to J. D. Heins. Mr. 
Heins placed Alta Vela in J. M. Nelson's charge and 
the latter raced him on the circuit last year, winning 
close to a thousand dollars with him and being inside 
the money in a majority of his starts. Before the 
season ended Mr. S. A. Hooper of Yountville, Napa 
county, purchased Alta Vela and after making a short 
soason with him at Woodland this spring will again 
race him with the idea of reducing his record to 2:10 or 
better, a mark that every horseman in California be- 
lieves him capable of reaching. 

Alta Vela's blood lines are such that a simple tabula- 
tion of his pedigree to the third generation is sufficient 
to show all students of breeding that he is bred to trot 
fast and sire extreme speed. 

His sire, Electioneer, stands at the very head of the 
list of speed producers, being the graudsire of The 
Abbot 2:03}, champion trotter of the world. Elec- 
tioneer has sired 160 standard performers, all of them 
trotters but two. At the close of 1899, ninety of his 
sons had produced 748 with standard records, and 
sixty-five of his daughters were producers of standard 
speed. He has grandsons and granddaughters that 
are producers and no blood in the trotting register is 
breeding on and increasing in speed as it goes like that 
of Electioneer. 

The dam of Alta Vela was the race mare Lorita, with 
a trotting record of 2:181. She was sired by the game 
racehorse Piedmont 2:17}, sire of twenty-three trotters 
and two pacers in the standard list, and he by that 
wonderful speed progenitor, Almont 33, whose descend- 
ants with standard records number thousands. 

Alta Vela's second dam was Lady Lowell, dam of 
Lady well 2:161 and Lorita 2:181, and whose daughters 
have produced Local 2:191, Lady Piedmont 2;21}, 
Electro 2:29 and others. Lady Lowell was by Schultz 
St." Clair, and her dam was Laura, the dam of Doc 449, 
who sired Occident 2:16}, the horse that was the won- 
der of the Pacific Coast back in tho early '70's. 

To recapitulate, Alta Vela is a fast and game race 
horse. His sire is the leading sire of extreme speed at 
the trot in the world. His dam has a fast record and 
is a producer. His paternal and maternal grandams 
are producers, the former, Green Mountain Maid, being 
the greatest of broodmares. There is nothing but 

producing blood in his pedigree all through. As he is a 
fine individual, a trotter with perfect action, with a 
level head and game as a pebble, he is worthy to be 
mated with the very best mares in America. Mr. 
Hooper has located him at the Woodland track and 
fixed his service fee at $50, at which price Alta-; Vela 
should have a full book by March 1st. 

State Fair Grounds in Bad Shape. 

A correspondent writing to tho Breeder and 
Sportsman from Sacramento says that Agricultural 
Park there "is in the worst condition it has been for 
years, and would be considered a disgrace to any little 
country fair district. Tho trotting track is in good 
shape and with fair weather will make an excellent 
track to train on, but the stalls and other buildings 
are wrecks, and tho grounds and walks in front of 
them are a series of mud holes. It is a wonder some of 
the old stables do not fall down as the foundations are 
badly decayed and the walls leaning over, while the 
shingles are so few that they let in the sunshine and 
the rain in large quantities. But few of the stalls are 
dry enough for a horse to be kept in with safety ami 
when one considers the many thousand dollars invested 
in stallions and racing stock that is sheltered there, 
one wonders at the owners trying to stay there at all, 
and it is a marvel that lung fever and pneumonia are 
not more prevalent. Eastern visitors look 
with contempt upon the place where they 
are inspecting the horses, and are very 
suspicious when told that some of the 
greatest horses in tho world have been 
trained here. While the Legislature is in 
sassion it would be a good thing if the body 
could go on one of those junketing tours 
as they call them, out to Agricultural 
Park and see for itself what a miserable 
place it is. One of the big expenses of the 
annual fair are the repairs that are neces- 
sary to place these old rookeries in pre- 
sentable appearance, and while the Direct- 
ors do the best they can it is money thrown 
away. What is needed is new buildings 
and new stalls, with drainage, etc., prop- 
erly provided for, or what would be still 
better, permit the Directors to sell the 
present grounds and purchase new quart- 
ers and fit them up in keeping with the 
requirements of the only great annual fair 
on the Pacific Coast." If the proposed 
improvements could be gotten under way 
by the first of March, the first California 
State Fair of the new century could be 
held on grounds that would be somewhat in keeping 
with its importance. Exhibitors are entitled to better 
accommodations than those now furnished. 

The Handsomest One of the Family. 

In our holiday edition was the photo engraving of a 
two-year-old filly by Educator,the son of Director 2:17, 
owned by Mr. M. Henry of Haywards. The filly is 
owned by J. McConaghy of Haywards and is certainly 
one of the handsomest pieces of horseflesh in Califor- 
nia. Last week Mr. Henry received the following 
letter from a resident of Tacoma, of whom he had 
never before heard, but who is evidently an admirer of 
a handsome horse: 

Dear Sir — In the Xmas number of the Breeder 
and Sportsman I noticed a picture or a cut of a two 
year old filly by Educator, I have known the great 
grandsire of this filly, Dictator, and have seen 
many of them for several generations, but she is un- 
doubtedly the handsomest one I have ever seen. She 
is my ideal and I should like for you to allow mo the 
privilege of naming her Ideal or Educator's Ideal. I 
do not remember of ever having seen her equal for 
beauty, and I have seen the best of them, while in 
Lexington, Ky., and on many other farms besides 
those contiguous. Have you a photo? 

Yours respectfully, 

T. S. Bland. 
As Mr. McConaghy had already selected the name Of 
Beauty for the filly, the request of Mr. Bland, who is a 
prominent attorney of Tacoma, could not very well be 
granted although the name suggested is an excellent 
one, and Mr. Henry has sent him an elegant photo- 
graph of the filly. 

An Eastern dispatch says that it will no doubt be a 
source of disappointment to the many admirers of the 
famous racing mare Imp to learn that Uncle Dan 
Harness, after a long and careful deliberation, has 
come to the decision never to race her again. Instead 
of disappointment to the actual admirers of the mare 
it will be a great pleasure to them. Imp has done all 
that any race animal should be askod to do, and her 
retirement is in order. She should have at least a 
year's rest before being bred and then ought to give 
to the racing world something that will be of her own 

The highest tried yearling at Montgomery Park this 
fall is a colt by Hindoo-Lady Beth, a brother of Queen 
Dixon, and the property of Paddy Tomlinson. John 
W. Schorr recently offered $4500 for the youngster, 
but Tomlinson refused to part with him. 

Full Brother to John A. McKerron 2:10. 

No horse in America caused as much talk and con- 
troversy during the close of the year as the California 
bred stallion John A. McKerron, a son of Nutwood 
Wilkes 2:161. By winning the race for the amateur 
cup at Readville, Mass., in which he pulled a wagon 
two heats in 2:10 and 2:11 he attracted the attention of 
all horsemen, but when the National Trotting Associa 
tion, in spite of an earnest plea made by Mr. H. K, 
Dovereux, his owner, decided that the time was an 
actual record, even though made at a matinee per- 
formance, it started a discussion that gives evidence of 
lasting well into the new century. There. is no doubt 
that John A. McKerron trotted his miles in the time , 
given, or that a few days later he pulled a wagon in 
2:09 at Cleveland at a public trial against time, but as 
they were trotted at matinees where there was no 
money charged at the gate and no purse awarded, Mr. 
Devereux thinks the old race record of 2:12'i should de- 
termine the classes in which the horse will be eligible 
to race.. 

The attention attracted to John McKerron and his 
grand blood lines has caused California breeders to 
remember that there is standing for public service at 
San Jose a full brother to him, that for individual 
qualifications is the equal of the champion stallion 
trotter to wagon, a distinction that McKerron's record 
now gives him the title to. We refer to Wilkes Direct 
2:221, owned by T. W. Barstow, of San Jose. Wilkes 
Direct is as grand an individual as one would wish to 
see, as the small cut in the advertisement published in 
this issue will show. His breeding is unsurpassed. Of 
his sire, Nutwood Wilkes, our readers have heard and 
seen much. He is one of the great sires of extreme 
speed of America, and one of the best bred. 

He combines the blood of the great families of Wilkes 
and Nutwood backed up by that greatest of thorough- 
bred strains, Williamson's Belmont. Nutwood Wilkes 
is the sire of such fast ones as John A. McKerron, 
the champion stallion to wagon in the world, Who Is 
It 2:10}, Claudius 2:131, Bob Ingersoll 2:14}, Georgie B. 
2:12} and many others. He is considered by all horse 
brooders as one of tho greatest horses California has 

The dam of Wilkes Direct is the great pacing mare 
Ingar, dam of three in the list, by Director. With 
the Director family California breedors are familiar. 
A wonderful race horse, champion of his day, bred in 
the purple, he sired Directum 2:05} and Direct 2:051, 
two world's champions. Tho latter in. turn sired 
Directly 2:03}, Bonnie Direct 2:05}, Directum Kelley 
2:08}, Rey Direct 2:10 and a long list of champion 
trotters and pacers. That Ingar was by Director and 
has produced three standard performers, one the 
champion wagon stallion, would bo enough, but his 
pedigree does not stop with her. The second dam was 
Anna Titus, a producing mare by Echo, and Echo pro- 
duced the dam of Direct 2:051, Loupe 2:09} and many 
other fast ones, besides siring 16 standard performers, 
ten producing sons and two producing daughters. 

The third dam of Wilkes Direct was the Tiffany 
mare (dam of Gibraltar 2:221, the sire of Our Dick 2:10} 
and other fast ones) and she was by Owen Dale, son of 
Williamson's Belmont. It will be seen that Wilkes 
Direct traces to tho great thoroughbred foundation of 
Belmont on both his sire and dam's side. 

What better combination of blood can be found any- 
where? Geo. Wilkes, Nutwood, Director, Echo, Wil- 
liamson's Belmont. It is of the royal strains, and in 
every generation has proved its ability to produce 
speed. Wilkes Direct has had no representatives to 
face the starter as yet, but his colts that are old enough 
to be harnessed show wonderful speed and have size 
and good looks as well. We advise our readers to 
study the pedigree of Wilkes Direct and to take ad- 
vantage of the opportunity to breed to this very 
promising young horse this year at a moderate fee. 

Silk Gown, the valuable broodmare, sold anony- 
m ously by the Lexington Horse Breeders' Association 
a year ago, and afterwards very much wanted when 
known to be the dam of a great colt Garry Herman, 
appears to have been found. Mr. R. G. Lemon of 
Milton, Ky., writes to a Kentucky paper that he 
bought a racing mare in St. Louis last summer for $30 
which he is sure is the much wanted daughter of 
Longfellow, and had a brilliant racing career. A few 
years ago she was put in the stud, but none of her pro- 
duce amounted to anything, and Mr. Kinsea Stone, her 
owner, sold her to the Breeders' Association for $35. 
These breeders make it a point of getting rid of worth- 
less breeding stock and sold Silk Gown without her 
pedigree in St. Louis for $30 at auction. Last spring 
her colt Garry Herrman, developed into the best West- 
ern two year old of the season, and his owners refused 
$10,000 for him. Inquiry was at once made for his 
dam, and then tho sad fate of Silk Gown was learned. 
All efforts to trace her failed until Mr. Lemon's letter 
came to-day. It is believed he has the right mare. 

January 12, 1901] 





T. L. Quimby, of Boston, Secretary of the League 
of Amateur Driving Clubs, recently formed at a meet- 
ing of representatives held in New York, sends us a 
copy of the by-laws and rules adopted for the govern- 
ment of the League and clubs that are members 
thereof. Amateur racing, if properly managed, is 
destined to take the very first place among American 
amateur sports and even though there may be some 
differences of opinion in regard to the manner in which 
an organization of the amateur clubs should be effected, 
we hold that as all are evidently working for the good 
of the cause, that the work done will eventually result 
in much good being accomplished. The by-laws and 
rules adopted by the League of American Driving 
Clubs are as follows and seem to have been compiled 
and arranged for the sole purpose of placing on a firm 
footing and elevating to its proper place, the great 
sport of amateur harness racing: 


This Association shall be known as the League of 
Amateur Driving Clubs. 


The object of this League shall be to further the 
interests of Amateur Driving Clubs, to formulate such 
rules from time to time as may seem necessary for 
the governing of its members, and to serve as a 
sponsor for its members to the National and American 
Trotting Associations. 


Sec 1. Each Club member of this League shall 
select one of their number who shall act as delegate 
for their Club, aud these delegates collectively shall 
compose the Board of Directors for this League. They 
shall serve for one year or until their successors are 

Sec. 2. The officers of this League shall be a Presi- 
dent, Vice-President and a Secretary-Treasurer. They 
shall be elected by the Board of Directors and serve 
for a term of one year or until their successors are 

Sec. 3. There shall also be an Executive Committee 
which shall consist of the officers of the League and 
two Directors selected from and by the Directors, 
which Committee shall serve for one year or until their 
mccessors are elected. 


Sec. 1. The President of this League shall preside 
at all meetings of the Board of Directors; or in case of 
his absence the Vice-President shall preside; in the 
absence of both, the Board may choose the presiding 
officer pro tempore. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the President to fix a 
time and place for all meetings. 

Sec. 3. The duties of the Executive Committee shall 
be to attend to all legislation by the parent associations 
affecting the interests of the League; to settle all ques- 
tions that may from time to time arise between mem- 
bers of the League, and to act upon all such matters 
as are not specifically delegated to the Board of 

• Sec. 4 The Secretary-Treasurer shall have the 
custody of all funds of the League, which he shall 
safely keep and account for. He shall keep a record 
of the proceedings of all meetings and send a report 
of them to each member. He shall also notify each 
member of time and place of each meeting. 


Sec. 1. There shall be an annual meeting during 
the month of November and on such day and at such 
place as may be fixed by the President, it being under- 
stood that the place of meeting shall be such as is most 
convenient to all members. 

Sec. 2. The President shall call special meetings by 
request of a majority of members of this League. 

Sec. 1. A representative from two-thirds of the 
Clubs composing this League either in person or proxy 
shall constitute a quorum. 


Sec. 1. Any Amateur Driving Club of recognized 
standing and which is a member of the National or 
American Trotting Associations may become a member 
of this League by a written application through its 
officers, and by a full vote of Directors, one dissenting 
vote being a black ball. 

Sec. 2. After the application shall bo approved by 
the Directors as provided, it may become a member by 
the payment of 850 to the Secretary-Treasurer of this 
League, which shall be an initiation foo and dues for 
-the current year, and thereafter shall pay to the Sec- 
retary-Treasurer annual dues of $35, payable in ad* 
vance at each annual meeting. 

Sec. 3. Any member whose dues shall be in arrears 
for a year may be expelled by a two-thirds vote of the 


Sec. 1. After such incidental expenses have been 
paid as are found necessary by the Secretary-Treas- 
urer, and which shall be approved by the President, 
the balance shall be placed in a fund which shall bo 
known as The League Fund. 

Sec. 2. The League Fund shall be kept in trust by 
the Secretary-Treasurer, and when the same has 
reached sufficient proportions to in the opinion of the 
Board of Directors, warrant it, it shall be used for pur- 
chasing some suitable plate to be offered for competi- 
tion to members of this League. The details of this 

expenditure and conditions following the same shall be 
in the hands of the Board of Directors. 


Sec. 1. Any offending member guilty of violation of 
the rules of this League shall be subject to fine or ex- 
pulsion by two-thirds vote of the Directors. 


Sec. 1. Any of the fore-going articles of the League 
may be alter, amended, or added to upon one month's 
notice, previously given in writing to the Secretaries of 
each member of the League, by a two-thirds vote of 
the members present. 


Rule I. No pool soiling or book-making of any kind 
shall be allowed at any of the Matinees of members of 
this League. 

Rule 2. No performances other than those made to 
rule at regular meetings of the Clubs composing this 
League, or at regular meetings of Clubs composing 
this League, or at regular meetings of members of the 
National or American Associations will be recognized. 

Rule 3. It being compulsory I that every Club com- 
posing this League shall be a member of either the 
National or American Trotting Associations, all per- 
formances must be made under the rules of such par- 
ent Associations, except as to the following: 

A. — Making of entries. 

B. — Drawing horses. 

C. — Change of program and postponements. 

D. — Carrying of weight. 

E. — Distance. 

F. — Accidents. 

G. — Fines. 

Rule 4. No Club member of this League shall allow 
the use of hopples in any of its regular matinee events, 
and no performance wherein hopples are used will be 

Rule 5. All regular events in harness held by mem- 
bers of this League must be to road wagons. 

Rule 6. It is understood that all members of Clubs 
composing this League shall be amateurs. 

A. — An amateur is defined as a man who has not 
accepted wages or hire for his services as a trainer or 
driver. Any individual club member who competes 
for a purse or against professionals, except in such 
events as are especially arranged for amateurs, after 
May 1, 1901, shall forfeit his amateur standing. 

Rule 7. Any protest as to the amateur standing of 
any individual, or as to the question of any amateur 
record, shall be made to the Directors of this League 
through the President or Secretary-Treasurer, and 
they with the other Directors shall at their first meet- 
ing decide such protest, a majority vote deciding. 
Every Club member of this League must have notice of 
protest, and shall have a vote on the matter either 
through their delegate or by proxy. 

Rule 8. Any individual member of Clubs compos- 
ing this League who either by the rules of this League 
or by a majority vote of its Directors is or may be 
adjudged a professional shall be barred from taking 
part in any open contests of members in this League. 
Any record made by any horse driven by an individual 
not an amateur, as provided, shall not be recognized. 

Rule 9. All Clubs, members of this League, shall 
appoint a Clerk of Course whose duty shall be to keep 
an accurate record of all performances, a copy of which 
shall be filed with the Secretary of the League, who in 
turn shall submit such reports to the Secretaries of the 
National and American Trotting Associations and to 
the American Trotting Register Association. 

The Question of Amateur Records. 

Editor Breeder and Sportsman: — The question 
as to whether amateurs are to be allowed to compete 
among themselves for cups and ribbons, wherein no 
money is at stake, without being penalized with rec- 
ords, is a most vital one to the horse interests of this 
country. This is made more so" by the rapid growth 
of this amateur interest.. It is strange that for years 
we have been permitted to conduct our matinee races 
and have met with nothing but encouragement from 
everybody concerned, and now when an amateur club 
has generously donated a valuable trophy for the ex- 
press purpose of stimulating interest in the trotter, so 
many should attempt to place an embargo on the very 
thing they heretofore encouraged and recognized as a 

Will you publish the annoxed list of questions which, 
from years of active interest and work in this connec- 
tion, I believe are honestly answered? 

Is matinee racing by amateurs as conducted to-day 
a good thing for the trotting horso industry? It cer- 
tainly is. 

• Do amateur driving clubs educate and induce men to 
take an interest in racing? Yes. 

Do the public enjoy amateur racing? Yes. 

Does the free gate of the amateur driving club, and the 
entertainmont givon, educate people, and arouso inter- 
est in the trotter? If the increased attendance each 
year at the matinees of the Clevoland Club, the en- 
thusiasm exhibited, the increase in active momboi-ship, 
and tho weekly attendance of from 2000 to 6000 peo- 
ple counts for aught, it certainly does. 

If there is an increased interest in tho horse indus- 
try, does this not benefit tho breeder, tho trainer, the 
dealer and the merchant of horse goods? Without 

Does matinee racing injure anybody? No. 

Does matineo racing make a market for outclassed 
and unsound horsen? Yes. 

Does it devolop horses, horsemen and. horsomahship, 
and does it add to the number of men interested tn rac- 

ing and the numbor of horses eligible for racing? Yes. 

Does it in any way injure professional racing? No- 
on the contrary, it helps it, as years of experience 
proves here in Cleveland. 

Does anybody directly make money out of matinee 
racing ? Yes; tho broeder, the trainer, the dealer and 
his employees. 

Do men who spend from $500 to $50,000 a year for 
the pleasure of driving their own horses in contests 
with their friends injure horse interests? Most assur- 
edly not. 

Does a man who is privileged to develop his horses 
in matinee races have any advantage over the man 
who must develop his horses in the usual way? Cer- 
tainly not. 

Do not both methods load to the same results, and 
do they not both cost money ? They do, and for the 
credit of matinee racing be it said it is the most expen- 
sive way of enjoying a horse. 

Is it fair to give a horse a record that is used in 
matinee races because he wears a ribbon ? No. 

Is it fair to give this horse a record because ho wins 
a cup ? No. 

Is it fair to give matinee horses records ? No; for it 
injures everybody interested in horses and does nobody 

Does it injure anybody to permit a horse to trot in 
matinees, and award the owner a paltry silver cup, to 
designate the honor he has acquired, by his most lib- 
eral expenditure of money for a caus9 that is of interest 
to every man connected with horse intorests ? It does 
not . 

Are there many men interested in the trotters that 
are rich enough so that they can afford to accept 
records on their horses by winning only cups and 
ribbons. Very few. 

Are there enough of these men who can afford this 
pleasure to maintain matinee racing ? Indeed no. 

How long will matinee racing with a free gato last if 
horses shoulder records for winning nothing of value? 
It cannot exist. 

If the existence of one matinee club has in six years 
caused a market for 300 high priced horses, would the 
existence of thirty more such clubs help the horse 
market any ? Ask the breeder and daaler. 

Is it fair to call a race like that for the Boston Cup a 
public race, where no admission was charged, and 
where competition was limited to five named matinee 
clubs ? It would seem not, and that the spirit of the 
rule never contemplated such a thing. 

If this was a public race, were not all the races held 
that day and at that meeting public races? Certainly . 

Did Elloree acquire a record when she trotted in 2:10 
to wagon and won the Championship Cup, a duplicate 
of which was given her owner to keep? No. 

Was the matter of this performance discussed in tho 
turf press. Yes. 

Did any of the turf papers decide that it was a rec- 
ord? Not a single one. 

What is the difference in this performance and the 
McKerron performance at Boston? Elloree won a cup 
and a blue ribbon for beating 2:15}; McKerron won a 
blue ribbon for winning a matinee race and the Driv- 
ng Club of Cleveland got a cup. 

Was the decision of the Board of jReview regarding 
this record a fair one? It was considered by them the 
proper construction to place upon tho rule. 

Would it have been possible, fair and proper to have 
construed the rule differently? Under the condi- 
tions, yes. 

Would such a construction of thej rule have injured 
anybody, or have opened the door for fraud? No. 

If such performances as those are to be records, what 
is the future of the amateur clubs and matinee racing? 
Read the answer in tho stars. 

Does all this interest the turf press? Indeed it should. 
The fostering of this amateur interest should be their 
greatest boon. 

Tho question of tho decision of the Board of Review 
anont tho McKerron case seems to me to go beyond an 
argument as to whether that interpretation of the rule 
was logical. It undoubtedly was logical, but was it for 
tho bost to all interested ? Did it avoid trouble, did it 
avoid possiblo fraud, and did it do anybody any good ? 
Would not tho other interpretation of the rule have 
been bost, and would it not too have been logical. 
Would it not have boon fair to havo considered matinoe 
racing without gate money by members of the parent as- 
sociation as not public races, and cups, ribbons, etc., 
as not premiums? Yours very truly. 

H. K. Devereux, 
Pres. Gentleman's Driving Club, Cleveland. 

'rax THEM KOB 

Coughs, Colds, 
Asthma, Bronchitis, 
and Sore Throat. 


[January 12, 1901 

Rey Direct 2:10.. 


Direct 2:05^4. 

Vera 2:22' i. 

"Rey del Val le," Kin g of the Vale. 

Rancho del Valle, Home of Rey Direct, 2:10. 

Pleasanton, Cal., Jan. 7, 1901. 
Ed. Breeder and Sportsman — I promised to let 
you know about the first foal this century from Rey 
Direct. He is a fine upstanding horse colt, dark bay, 
two white hind ankles, the very image of his last year's 
full brother. I want the Breeder and Sportsman 
to name him and therefore send a short tabulation of 
his pedigree. He wasn't quite a New Year's day colt 
but was very close to it, born the third day of the 
twentieth century. He looks like a sure winner of part 
of that $6000 Futurity, any way he has got a few days 
start of the others — drawn the pole so to speak. 

Yours very truly, GEO. A. DAVIS. 

J Director 2:17 
(Echora 2:23V4 
f Kentucky Volunteer 
(Lady Graves 
( Woodford Mambrino 
( American Star 37 
(By Burr's Washington 

Thanking Mr. Davis for his compliment in entrusting 
to us the pleasant task of naming such a grandly bred 
colt, we shall call tho youngster Rey del Valle, or 
'•King of the Vale," a name that is not only musical 
when pronounced in the "liquid Spanish," but has a 
meaning and brings to mind the name of the sire and 
the beautiful farm whereon the colt was bred. Midget, 
tho dam of this colt, is the dam of Too Soon 2:24}. the 
colt that Monroe Salisbury intended for a record 
breaker but arrived a few days too early so that he 
would have had to meet colts one year older than him- 
self had he been raced in his colthood. Too Soon was 
put in training this year in the East and got the record 
above given. May Rey del Valle be a worthy scion of 
his illustrious family and make Roy Direct the sire of 
a two minute horse. 


Miss Conklin. 

The Time to Advertise. 

The season is at hand in which owners must put be- 
fore the public their stallions, and in fact the merits of 
their entire breeding establishments. Many really 
high class stallions have wasted one-half of their lives 
in retirement because their owners were not far sighted 
enough to see the advantage of placing their names 
and brooding before the public. No matter how great 
a stallion may be in the estimation of his owner, he 
never is considered so by the public until he has 
accomplished great things as a sire. It is for this rea- 
son, if for no other, that young stallions should be 
advertised prominently, for when colts by compara- 
tively unknown stallions are offered at public auction 
buyers that do not know the horse will decline to pur- 
chase, as few men will buy a colt that is by a stallion 
unknown to them even by hearsay. The time to place 
a stallion's name before the public is when the breed- 
ers of the country are undecided as to where they shall 
mate their mares. 

Owners cannot afford to allow their stallions to be- 
come forgotten; they must keep them constantly before 
the public, first by judicious advertising, then by 
entering their get in stakes, and lastly by winning 
some of tho latter. The first two conditions can easily 
be complied with; unless the last can at least be 
approximated the sooner the owner rids himself of his 
horse the better for him, for the public will pass him 
by. It is wise to advertise a good article, but folly to 
do so with one that is known to be worthless. — Spirit 
of the West. ^ 

Sidney Pointer Sold. 

W. H. Anderson of Kemptville, Ont., has purchased 
the fast pacing stallion Sidney Pointer 2:08:j, by Star 
Pointer 1:59}, from A. McLarron, of Ottawa. It was 
fully expected that this horse would pace close to two 
minutes, but ho developed a temper and acted like a 
mad horse. Trainer John Kelly, who drove Directum 
to his champion record of 2:05 J, trotting, could do 
nothing with him. He would fight, kick, bite and do 
anything but race. As a last resort a Canadian farmer 
who bred and broke him, was sent for, and the raging 
tiger became as quiet as a cat. He drove him in several 
races with success, but as soon as he left him to get in 
his autumn crops he began to relapse. If W. H. 
Hoffat drives him next season he may be the sensation 
of the year. 

A Great Pair of Trotters. 

Our front page this week contains a good likeness of 
Mr. Graham E. Babcock of Coronado driving his 
great pair of trotters Toggles 2:09} and El Moro 2:13J. 
Most horsemen would not suppose these horses would 
mate extra well, but "they trotted together as one 
horse when hitched together for the first time and 
mado an ideal road pair." Now that Toggles has been 
sent to C. E. Clark at Fresno to be made ready for the 
oampaign of 1901, Mr. Babcock has nothing that can 
make El Moro step, so when he desires to ride fast 
drives him single. 

Si r Gibbie II. 

Down at Menlo Stock Farm there is a little pony 
hackney stallion that is, as a Hibernian horseman re- 
marked on looking him over, "the purtiestand biggest 
horse of his size in the State." He is only 13.3 hands 
high and is just the stallion to breed to if one wants 
small horses with good looks and extravagant action 

for park and other purposes that ponies are put to. 
Sir Gibbie II is the only representative in this country 
of the two best British Hackney pony strains, and his 
sire and dam lines have long been recognized as the 
surest producers of beauty of conformation, combined 
with true, high and spirited action. Sir Gibbie II is 
by Sir Gibbie, a pony stallion that won many prizes in 
England before being imported to America, and 
founded the line known in Scotland as the Sir Gibbie 
ponies. The dam of Sir Gibbie II is Harebell, a mem- 
ber of the other famous pony family the St. George. 

Crossed on small handsome mares here in California, 
it is not unreasonable to expect Sir Gibbie II to found 
a family i of ponies that will within a few years be 
known the world over. 

Matinee Racing at Riverside. 

Riverside, Jan. 1. — A large and fashionable crowd 
witnessed the harness races run here New Years 's day 
under the auspices of tho Riverside Driving Associa- 

Nine horses, owned and driven by Los Angeles 
gentlemen, were entered in the several events and they 
came near sweeping the board. 

Milo M. Potter of Los Angeles shipped three of his 
fast ones here and they were returned winners of three 

G. B. Tibbot's General Wiles won one heat and ran 
second to Midnight in another of an unfinished half- 
mile event. W. H. Stimson's Richmond Chief was 
third in both heats, which were made in 1:08J and 1:09. 

M. M. Potter's Sweet Marie 2:24, by McKinney, won 
two straight heats and the race from a field of six. 
The fastest heat was made in 2:27 J. 

Primrose belonging to the same owner, stepped a 
half in 1:06, beating Sunday and Newport. Maud Mc- 
Kinney, also owned and driven by Mr. Potter, won a 
mile dash handily from Zelum in 2:29. 

In the only other race on the card Tim Crowley won 
two heats and Lady May one. A. W. Herwig's Leotta 
was third in every heat. Time, 2:36 2-5, 2:42, 2:59 2-6. 

The Riverside association will send a lot of horses to 
Los Angeles to compete in the Washington's Birthday 
matinee races at Agricultural park. 

Should Be a Great Race. 

The Tanforan Park management has offered a special 
purse of $1000 for a race between Brutal, Rolling Boer, 
Articulate and Canmore. It has been decided that the 
weights carried shall be seven pounds below the scale 
and the distance one mile. To make it more interest 
ing a jackpot of $100 a corner will add to the value Of 
the added money, the owner of each three year old 
putting up that amount. The race will be run on the 
second Saturday of the coming Tanforan meeting. An 
effort will be made to get Sam Loates, the English 
rider, to pilot Articulate. Nash Turner will have the 
mount on Rolling Boer, O'Connor astride Brutal and 
Mounce or Sloan on Canmore. 

Fine Team for McKinley. 

A team of fine coach horses, purchased for President 
McKinley by an agent, were shipped from Fairlawn, 
Summit county, Ohio, last Friday. They are perfectly 
matched bays, with black points, sixteen and one-half 
hands high, and weighing 1250 pounds each. The 
horses were sired by a Morgan stallion, Bay Highland, 
first dam by the imported coach horse Sensation and 
second dam by Erie Abdallah. 

Likely to Be Changes. 

From recent Eastern advices received it is prophesied 
that the forthcoming meeting to be held by the Amer- 
ican Turf Congress at tho Wellington Hotel, Chicago, 
on Wednesday, on January 16th, is to be an exceed- 
ingly warm one. The forcaster who transmits the in- 
telligence likewise says it will result in a complete 
dissolution of the Congress. This is startling news to 
the turf world, for the American Turf Congress was 
considered well nigh impervious to the assaults of time 
and its enemies. 

According to the very latest advices the American 
Turf Congress will become a thing of the past, but in 
its stead will rise a new organization, more powerful in 
its sway and more dictatorial in its policy. The new 
association, whose name is yet a matter of conjecture, 
will bo represented at the commencement by probably 
seven different jockey clubs, among the cities repre- 
sented being Memphis, Louisville, Chicago, St. Louis 
and San Francisco. The letter states that Lansing 
Mizner, one of the stewards of the San Francisco 
Jockey Club, is now in Chicago and will represent 
Tanforan Park at the coming meeting. Indeed, it is 
said that tho San Mateo Club has been adjudged 
guilty of flirting with the Chicago racing associations 
in their efforts to smother the smaller Southern racing 

Reviewing the ruffled turf horizon, the new organi- 
zation, it is said, will bo most exacting in its demands. 
Every club or racing association becoming a member 
will receive a license, and dates will bo set for all tracks 
in the west and south of the Mason and Dixon line. 
Dates will be allotted to tracks not members of the 
new congress, and unless those dates are lived up to 
the tracks in question will bo outlawed. This is a very 
arbitrary stand, but weak as the present Turf Con- 
gress is in regard to rules and regulations, tho new one 
is to be as solid and unwielding as the rock of 

This, of course, will place the California Jockey Club 
and the San Francisco Jockey Club in a very peculiar 
position. They must either accept the dates assigned 
or become outlawed. The opinion generally prevails 
that if there are so be two great racing associations 
there should be three. The climatic conditions of 
California are entirely different from the South and 
Middlo West, the people and the customs are different 
and there is no valid reason why this State should bo 
dictated to by a body of turfmen unfamiliar with our 
ways and more than 2000 miles away. 

At the meeting held at Chicago on January 16th the 
question will arise as to what disposition is to be made 
of the $40,000 or $50,000 in the American Turf Congress 
fund. In all likelihood it will be distributed among the 
different associations now members of the congress. 

Wounds on Horses. 

In all wounds of horses, union is promoted by putting 
the part at rest. Healthy wounds aro seldom much 
benefitted by the application of lotions or ointments. 
When tho wound is of small size it is best to leave it 
uncovered; and, if it be in summer, it may be smeared 
with zinc ointment, or with forty parts of olive oil to 
one of carbolic acid. In large wounds the surface 
should be lightly covered with a cloth, kept wet with 
a solution of carbolic acid in forty parts of water. 
When a wound shows what is called "proud flesh " it 
should be rubbed over at its most prominent part with 
sulphate of copper (bluestone) or washed with a solu- 
tion containing two ounces of sugar of lead to a pint 
bottle of water. 

The Marcus Daly Sale. 

Bitter Root Farm's great dispersal sale will be held 
in New York beginning January 30th and will continue 
three days. The Fasig-Tipton Company have issued 
complete catalogues for the sale which will be ready 
for distribution in a few days. There was a large de- 
mand for the preliminary catalogue which simply gave 
the sire and dam of each animal to be offered and the 
name of the sire to which each mare was bred. We 
have a half dozen of these left at this office and they 
can be had on application as long as they last. We 
expect copies of the regular catalogue next week. 

The subject of heat betting or book-making at trot, 
ting tracks is receiving considerable attention at pres- 
ent from turf writers. The subject is an important 
and complex one. It is just beginning to dawn upon 
the intelligence of a good many people identified with 
trotting that betting upon heats, under the plan of 
three in five races, is opposed to about everything that 
is of good repute in connection with the sport. — Trotter 
and Pacer. 

A filly that is causing the railbirds at Memphis to 
crane their necks and say "hully gee "as she comes 
through the stretch in her work is Miss Gaines, a two 
year old by imp. Simon Magnus, dam Onvirlace (the 
dam of Remp) by Onondaga. Miss Gaines has worked 
quarters in 23 seconds. 

January 12. 1901] 




A Negro Love Song. 

Seen my lady home last night, 
Jump back, honey, jump back ! 
Hoi' huh nan' an' squeeze it tight, 

Jump back, honey, jump back ! 
Hyeard huh .sigh a little sigh, 
Seen a light gleam in huh eye 
An' a smile go flittin' by, 
Jump back, honey, jump back ! 

Hyeard de win' blow tro' de pine, 
Jump back, honey, jump back ! 
Mockin' bird wuz singin' fine, 

Jump back, honey, jump back ! 
An' my h'art was beatin' so 
When I reached my lady's do', 
Dat I couldn't b'ar to go, 
Jump back, honey, jump back ! 

Put my a'm aroun' her waist, 
Jump back, honey, jump back ! 

Raised huh lips an' tuk a taste, 
Jump back, honey, jump back ! 

Luv me, honey, luv me tru' 1 

Luv me well ez I luv you ? 

An' she answe'd: Cose I do," 
Jump back, honey, jump back ! 
Olema, Jan. 1, 1901. 


Send us a list of horses that you expect to train this 

Everything is progressing favorably toward a Cen- 
tral California Circuit. 

There are one hundred and twenty-five trotters with 
records from 2:031 to 2:10. 

Several new faces will be seen among the owners on 
the California circuit this year. 

The great Western circuit of harness racing is ex 
pected to be a strong one this year. 

It is now said that Andy McDowell did not close a 
contract with the Keystone Stock Farm, Omaha. 

Dr. Powell Reeves, Seattle, is going to sell all his 
trotting horses and go into the raising of fine cattle 
and sheep. 

Entries for the Occident Stake of 190.'! and payments 
made on the same stakes for 1901 and 1902 will be ready 
for publication next week. 

It looks as though Village Farm, instead of retiring 
from the turf, would have the strongest stable it has 
ever sent out at the races next season . 

President Johnson of the National Trotting Associa- 
tion has granted an appeal on the McKerron case, and 
it will come up for a hearing at the next meeting of the 
Board of Appeals. 

A. G. F. Stice, of Monmouth, 111., who was in Cali- 
fornia last yeai', owns a chestnut yearling filly out of 
the pacing mare Nellie M. 2:10}, sired by Colbert 2:07}, 
that is very promising. 

Trotwood says, "If I was a preacher I'd put half of 
my salary in a good 2:10 out classed pacer, and every 
time I met a conceited sinner on the road I'd do him 
up until he was ready for the mourner's bench." 

Speedways built by public money are not the proper 
place to race for money, whether it be a purse or side 
bet between the parties concerned. These speedways 
were built for pleasure driving pure and simple. 

The Pleasanton track is in better shape than it has 
been for years and by the way horsemen are taking up 
their quarters there it will remain the horse centre all 
right through the first year of the new century. 

The sale of standard bred horses from Palo Alto 
Stock Farm held in Los Angeles last month, proved so 
satisfactory that Superintendent F. W. Covey will 
probably take another consignment to that city some 
time in February. 

A. M. Macpherson, the well known commission mer- 
chant of this city, has sold to N. Nathan one of the 
most promising fillies in the State, Georgie Mac by 
Charles Derby 2:20, dam Nellie E. by Leo Wilkes, full 
brother to Sable Wilkes. 

Mr. Geers is credited with having driven the green 
pacing stallion Direct Hal a half in 1:03], at Jewett's 
covered track the past wook. This will make some of 
the hot air fellows from the bushes move up closer to 
the winter stove. — Horse World. 

We are authoritatively informed that Uncle Davy 
Cahill has recently refused $50,000 for the five year old 
trotting stallion Charloy Herr 2:07. Mr. Cahill values 
the horse more highly than this amount, and conse 
quently there was no sale. — Kentucky Stock Farm. 

Monterey 2:09} will probably make the season of 
1901 at $50. He is looking fine and wintering in excel- 
lent shape, and his foals that are now weanlings and 
yearlings are regular top notchers for looks. Monterey 
should make a great sire of speed as well as form, size 
and style. 

Thomas W. Lawson recently wanted one of his 
horses registered under the name of Boralma's Brother, 
when he is not a brother of Boralma. P. P. Johnson 
and Wm. R. Allen, of the American Trotting Register 
Association, have both agreed that the name was mis- 
leading and should be rejected. 

Editor J. W. Thompson of Turf, Farm and Home, 
of Waterville, Me., has been presented with a silver 
medal by the State Agricultural Society commemorat- 
ing the exhibition mile in 2:14, by his three year old 
pacing filly. Neldoral, made at the State Fair at Lewis- 
ton, Sept. 5th last. 

When John A. McKerron 2:10, returns to Cleveland 
from Kentucky Charles Turner will have the fastest 
nine horses ever trained by one man. They are Free 
Bond 2:04}, Lucille 2:07, Sunland Belle 2:07$ to wagon, 
John Nolan 2:08, John A. McKerron 2:10, Mabel On- 
ward 2:11.}, Peko 2:11}, Aggie Medium 2:12} and Major 
Geer 2:14 — nine whose records average 2:09$. 

Al Thomas, who shows the horses in the Fasig- 
Tipton Garden sales, will succeed Scott McCoy in the 
training stable at Keystone Stock Farm, Omaha, 
Neb. Thomas served ten years at the Caton Farm, 
Joliet, 111., and for a time* was trainer at Ashland 
Farm, near Lexington. For the season of 1900 he was 
trainer for John H. Shults, at Parkville Farm. 

The list of maz-es on which second payment has heen 
made in the Breeders Futurity will be printed next 
week. There are 240 of them. As the first payment 
of 305 entries amounted to $915 and the second on 240 
aggregates $1200, there is now $2115 in the treasury of 
the P. C. T. H. B. A. to the credit of this stake. The 
next payment of $10 on each foal is not due until next 

There are nine yearling fillies at Palo Alto Farm, 
sired by Dexter Prince, and out of record mares. The 
dams are: Manzinita 2:16, by Electioneer; Elden 2:19$, 
by Nephew; Bell Bird 2:22, by Electioneer; Carrie C. 
2:24, by Electioneer; Sweet Water 2:26, by Stamboul; 
Lucyneer 2:27, by Electioneer; Mary Osborne 2:28}, by 
Azmoor; Anselma 2:29$, by Ansel, and Wild Maid 2:30, 
by Wildnut. 

S. A. Hooper, owner of that good looking and fast 
stallion Switzer 2:13J, writes us that this son of Secre- 
tary will make the season of 1901 at his home at the 
Gibbs ranch at Yountville, Napa county. Thirty-two 
mares have already been booked to Sweitzer and as he 
is much thought of in that county there is no doubt 

Occident 2:16}. 

The first California brer 1 horse to gain a world's trotting record. 

but he could make a very big season, but Mr. Hooper 
intends to race him and will not permit him to serve 
more than forty mares. 

P. W. Hodges roan pacer by Dictatus worked a mile 
at San Jose last week in 2:14}. He is a sure cracker- 
jack as the effort did not make him tired in the least, 
and he was ready to kick up his heels five minutes 
afterwards when he heard a horse go by at speed. Mr. 
Hodges has had several offers for him but is reluctant 
about selling, as he thinks he can win many races with 
him this year. 

Two more of the McKinney family have trotted in 
standard time. The mare Sweet Marie that won a 
matinee race at Los Angeles on Christmas Day in 2:24 
is a daughter of McKinney, and another daughter, 
Maud McKinney, won a race at Riverside matinee New 
Year's Day in 2:29. As there was no admission fee 
charged and no trophies of any kind raced for, these 
performances do not constitute records, however. 

Will Welch has a pacer in his string at Pleasanton 
that is known there as the Honolulu horse, as it is 
owned by a resident of the islands. It is a bay gelding 
called G. D. Bennett and is very fast. Mr. Welch 
drove him a mile last year in 2:164, which is pretty fast 
for a green horse that has never raced. G. D. Bennett 
is by the Yolo county stallion Alex Button, and his 
dam is a running bred mare. 

The time, by quarters, of three most recent miles 
that constituted new trotting records was as follows: 
Nancy Hanks 0:31, 1:02$, 1:32}, 2:04; Alix, 0:30$, 1:01}, 
1:32}, 2:03}; The Abbot, 0:31}, 1:02}, 1:31}, 2:03}. It 
will bo noticed that the only quarter as fast as a two- 
minute gait was the third quarter by The Abbot, in 
0:29$, while his first quarter was considerably slower 
than that of eithor of the mares. This shows the ad- 
visability in such supremo tests of kooping as much as 
possible in reserve to finish with. 

Zephyr, a filly foaled in 1898, bred and owned by 
Mr. C. A. Winship, trotted a quarter the other day 
over the Los Angeles track in 34 seconds, last eighth 
in 16 seconds. Zephyr is by Zombro 2:11 Out of Gazello 
2:11$ (dam of Zolock 2:10$) by Gossiper. Zephyr is 
considered a crackerjack by the Los Angeles horsemen 
and is said to very much resemble her sire in appear- 
ance. A big price was refused for her recently. Mr. 
Winship owns another filly of the .same. age'b.y.Zombro 
out of Vernie McGregor that showed a quarter in .37$ 
seconds lately. 

A. B. Gwathmey of New York, has re-purchased of 
Charles Weiland the beautiful bay trotting mare 
Salient, by Wickliffe. Mr. Gwathmey brought the 
mare from Vh-ginia a few years ago and drove her on 
the Speedway until he exchanged her with Mr. Wei- 
land for Lorna McGregor. She is one of the hand- 
somest and most perfectly mannered road mares in 
New York. On one occasion not long ago she won a 
brush from David B., 2:08}, and on Sunday, December 
30th, she defeated Franker 2:14$. 

James Butler will not sell the fast mare Hetty G. 
2:05$, although Anaconda, Coney and Gayton will go 
to the auction block in February. Mr. Butler in giv- 
ing his reason why she will not be sold, said: "She 
has been lame since I got her, and may not stand 
training. Should she threaten us at all, why, I'll 
breed her to Direct. That ought to be a pacer, eh? 
You can tell 'em I'll sell the rest of them, though, for 
I'm going to race my own horses from now on. Here- 
tofore I've made a lot of reputation for a lot of stallions 
owned by other breeders, but I have now shifted my 

C. E. Morrison, who has his training stables at 260 
Second street, Oakland, has seven head of horses and 
colts in his stable at present and is jogging them on 
the roads. Among them is the fast but heretofore 
high strung mare Lady B. by Balkan that is going 
nicely now and looks as though 2:12 would not stop 
her. A two year old pacer by Woodmark looks like a 
good one and Mr. Morrison says he expects to receive 
in a few days a two year old filly by McKinney out of 
a Guy Wilkes mare that he says is the best prospect 
he ever saw and that she looks and acts like ready 

The annual report of Agricultural District No. 40, 
which has been completed by Secretary C. F. Thomas 
and published in the Woodland Democrat, occupies a 
page of that journal and is the most complete report 
we have ever seen from the pen of a district secretary. 
It shows every item of the receipts and disbursements 
tind is preceded by an excellent article on the resources 
of Yolo county, which comprises the district. Agri- 
cultural District No. 40 gave the most successful fair 
held in the State in 1900 and the manner in which its 
affairs are conducted is worthy of emulation by other 
district associations. Secretary Thomas is especially 
entitled to praise for his work. 

The way I cure thrush, and I have never failed to 
bring about a perfect cure, is as follows, says a horse- 
man: First remove all the decayed portion of the frog 
by tearing it away. Do not use a knife — cutting the 
frog in any manner is injurious to its health. Take a 
rope about three-eighths of an inch thick, soak it 
somewhat in hot water, use no soap — and draw it 
through the crevice of the frog and along its sides so 
as to thoroughly cleanse it of any deleterious matter. 
Then pack into the crevice and all around where there 
is any appearance of thrush powdered borax. This is 
a simple and sure cure, and it cannot have any dele- 
terious effect upon the parts or upon the system. 

P. C. Knox and two or three other horsemen of 
Pittsburg will take a try at the team record next year, 
with good chances in favor of their placing the mark 
a notch or two lower. With Wirt and B. C„ a $20,000 
team, Mr. Knox has a pair noted for manners, speed 
and beauty. He intends that they shall trot under 
official conditions. Harry Darlington also has a fast 
team in his recent purchase, Dr. Buckner and Maltby, 
By hooking Dr. Buckner to pole with Dr. Middlemay 
he thinks he will have a faster team. So far as looks 
go they make a splendid pair, and as both possess speed 
they should go a fast mile when they are keyed up. 
He also has a fast pair by Wilton that will be prepared 
for a speedy mile. J. D. Gallery also has a team in 
Stranger 2:12} and King Humbert 2:19} that he thinks 
will have a chance of lowering the mark. They are 
said to be faster than Guy and Ferris, that have poled 
a mile in 2:13}. 

The American Horse Breeder has this story about a 
famous mare: "The trick by which Uncle John Sher- 
man won the race in the dark by driving across the 
track in a cow path reminds us of a race that occurred 
in Mystic Park years ago, that was finally won by 
Fanny Wilcox. Fanny, even at that time, was often 
cranky in scoring, and sometimes made losing breaks 
during the progress of the race. On the occasion re- 
ferred to she was so far in the rear that instead of go- 
ing down to the wire hor driver guided hor off the 
track above the distance stand and drove to the stable. 
Neither the distance judge nor the judges in tho stand 
noticed this, and by some moans placed tho mare in- 
stead of distancing her, as they should have done. 
The other drivers had business of their own and were 
not watching Fanny Wilcox. When the next heat was 
called, Fannys driver had her out on time, and from 
that to tho end of tho race sho was so much on her 
good behavior that she won first money." 

A valued correspondent of the Breeder and 
Sportsman who resides at Sacramento, writes to us 
suggesting that tho California State Agricultural So- 
ciety open a stake for colts foaled in Sacramento county. 
Our fair contributor sooms to forget that the associa- 
tion referred to is a State institution and would not bo 
doing the proper thing by oponing district purses. 
Sacramento is greatly favored by having the fair hold 
at the capitol and a stake offerod by the State Board 
for foals of that county would raise a demand from 
every other county to be treated in tho samo manner. 
We suggest to our correspondent that sho induco the 
State Fair Club of Sacramento to offer the stako, as it 
would be tho proper body to handlo local affairs of this 
kind. There should bo district and county stakes but 
tho State Agricultural Society is not tho proper body 
to offer them. It has been proposed to add Sacra- 
mento county to the 40th District, which now com- 
prises Yolo county alone. This is an excellent idea 
and should it be done a stake for two year olds for that 
district would not only fill well, but one of the best 
races on the circuit would result. 


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In tracing the lines of history, no subject is of 
more interest to those who are in any way con- 
nected, than is that of the horse. It is related by 
a historian who is unquestionably versed in the 
subject, that the early history of the horse could 
be traced to Central Asia, where he is found run- 
ning the wilds of the plains and deserts. It is sup-_. 
posed by this writer, James H. Sanders, that the 
horse was first domesticated in Northern Africa or 
Central Asia. Those of Arabia were, perhaps, the 
first to attract attention of the European nations, 
although it is well known that Arabia was one of 
the latest ot the Oriental countries to engage in 
the raising of horses. Prior to the time of Mo- 
hammed, they were scarcely recognized as a part 
of the possession of an Arab, his riches consisting 
chiefly in camels, oxen, sheep, and goats, but Mo- 
hammed was an enthusiastic lover of the horse, 
and while he succeeded in engrafting upon so large 
a portion of the Orient his own religious tenets, 
he also imbued his followers with a large amount 
of his enthusiastic admiration for his favorite ani- 
mal. He taught them to love the noble animal, 
and lo show their kindness to him. in fact, it be- 
came so strong a hobby with him, that kindness 
and love of the horse became a part of the religion 
of all true Musselmen. 

Mohammed had his stud, the most magnificent 
which could be procured, and the Arabian to this 
day seeks to trace the genealogy of his favorite 
horse to those supposed to have been bred by Mo- 
hammed's favorites. Whatever may !»■ the truth 
or error of the tradition which ascribes the excel- 
lence of the Arabian horse to the fostering care 
of Mohammed, it is undoubtedly true that it was 
from the horses of the Orient, and largely from 
those of Arabia, that Europeans at a later date 
drew the improvements, especially in the matter 
of speed. Great Britain was the first country to 
make a thorough attempt at breeding, with any- 
thing like a definite purpose. Britain was over- 
run at the time with a class of horses notoriously- 
deficient in size, and the first efforts of the people 
were directed to remedying this defect. The era 
of improvement began with the conquest of the 
island by the Saxons b\ the importations of large 
horses from Normandy, Flanders, and Germany, the 
original habitats of the great black race. 

The horse family embraces three types, largely- 
dissimilar in some respects, but all possessing the 
characteristics of the family to which they belong. 
The first is typically represented by the horse of 
the Orient, the Arab, the Barb, and the Turk, dis- 
tinguished for speed and docility, beauty of form, 
and gracefulness of motion. 

The second includes all the modern breeds of . 
draft horses, the cart horses, and are chiefly de- 
scended from the great black horses, that, in the 
wild state, roam over the vast expanse of marsh 
and forest which have been stretched across the 
mouth of the Khine to the east of the Euxine Sea. 

The third is seen in the tough shaggy Shetlands, 
that were originally found in that inhospitable 
mountainous region which formed the source of 
the Ganges or Indus, and to the very crest of the. 
great Himalayan Range. From these the more 
modern Shetland, Welch, and Norwegian ponies 
were practically descended. 

It was from the second class of these horses, 
the great black horse of Europe, that Great Brit- 
ain first bred to obtain size. Later on they sought 
to enthuse more of speed,' beauty of form, and 
gracefulness of action, by the introduction Of the 
blood of the Arab, the Turk, and the Barb. Many 
years prior to the reign of Charles II horse racing 
had become a popular amusement and recreation 
among the people, and from that time it has held 
first place as an out-of-doors amusement in that 

It is, therefore, to the long-continued and per- 
sistent passion of the people for horse racing that 
the world is indebted to that course of breeding 
which has resulted in evolving a race of horses, 
that on account of the great care bestowed upon 
'their breeding, their standing and purity of line- 
age, form the first race of domestic animals to 
which the term "thoroughbred" was applied. 

Promiscuous mingling of the horses of the Island 
of Great Britain was the foundation upon which 
all the best breeds were built. Normandy, Flan- 
ders, and German - furnished strength and size; 
Spain and Arabia, docility, beauty, and speed; 
Egypt, Morocco, Tunis, Arabia, and from the va- 

rious parts of Europe, the importations of class 
were carried on until the entire stock had become 

So thoroughly had the passion for the turf taken 
possession of the people as early as the beginning 
of the reign of Charles the First, that ability to 
run and win a race was regarded as a proper test 
of merit in horses, and those most successful on 
the turf were the most highly prized for breeding 

The racing calendar was kept in form until 1791, 
when the English Stud Book took its place, and the 
standard of admission to the first volume of this 
book was a creditable performance upon the turf, 
as shown by the racing calendar, it being taken for 
granted no horse could be a creditable performer 
that was not well bred, an assumption that has 
never' yet been found at fault. 

Of the Oriental sires imported into England, it 
is generally admitted that the Godolphin Arabian, 
really a Barb, imported in 1720, was the last that 
has proved of any benefit to the English stock, and 
while this blending of the blood of the Orient with 
the old houses of England, furnished the founda- 
tion, there can not be the slightest doubt of the fact 
that the care and skill of British breeders in select- 
ing and coupling the stoutest and best of the suc- 
cessful generations, has been a most important 
factor in the breeding of the Turk, Arabian, and 
Barb, to all of which the history of tradition has 
subscribed its power. 

From this blood the United States has made 
many importations since 1S50, and to the inter- 
mingling with these breeds descended from the 
stock abandoned by the Spanish invader in early 
attempts at conquest of the new world, the foun- 
dation of the American trotter was unquestionabl v 

Until the rise of Hambletonian, the great father 
of the American harness, racing family, slight 
notice was given to the American trotter, outside 
of the country itself; but before Hambletonian 
was laid away, in 1876, his descendants had become 
noted throughout the world, and the horse-owning 
public of Europe began to cast their eyes towards 
the most perfect of cross-breeds in existence, 
llnmhlctonian's sire was Abdallah, the son of 
.Mambrino, a thoroughbred, and he a son of Mes- 
senger, an imported thoroughbred. HamCleton- 
ian's dam was by Belfounder, an imported trotter, 
of a class which at that time had attained some 
degree of popularity in England. Further back in 
his Hambletonian ancestry, the thoroughbred 
largely predominated. 

Another noted sire that has left his trace on 
the history of the American horse, is Mambrino, 
who was foaled in 1844, and who took his name 
from .Mambrino Chief, a horse owned in New York. 
Mambrino Chief's sire was a thoroughbred, and his 
descendants have been largely crossed with those 
of Hambletonian, with profit to the stock. The 
plays, the Bashaws, the Pilots, the latter of which 
is of French-Canadian extraction, the Morgans of 
Vermont, the Vermont Black Hawks, the Morrils, 
the iCtlian Aliens, the Gold Dusts — all are branches 
of the same family of Morgans. 

The trotting horse is unquestionably the most 
scientifically bred animal in existence, and in no 
blanch of live-stock breeding is the influence of 
heredity, the patient, persevering selection with 
views of perpetuation and improvements of desired 
quality, more apparent than in the breeding of the 

Russia has given to the world a type from the 
Orient, known as the Orloff trotting horse, which 
has attained great celebrity in Russia, where it 
originated. The Orloff, prominent as he is among 
the harness performers of his own country and 
elsewhere in Europe, is no equal of the American 
trotter, either in speed or endurance. 

Mainly from the English thoroughbred, crossed 
with the heavier breeds, descendants of the- great 
Black horse, came the Cleveland Bays and the 
Hackneys. France has given to the world a type 
known as the Pervheron or La Perche, a counter- 
current of Oriental and Arabian blood, and that of 
the large Black horse family of Europe. The 
l'ercheron horse is invariably of a grayish color, 
and unquestionably this mark is clue to his rela- 
tionship to the Arabian, this being the prevailing 
color of the horses of Arabia. 

Discussing the Percheron horse, there is little 
doubt but tor draft purposes, he is the most 
selected and profitable of all the heavy breeds. 
He is famous for his capacity to travel at a com- 
paratively rapid pace while drawing a heavy load. 

The pony type of the horse family, descendants 
of the shaggy stock found in the Himalayan Range, 
is the Shetland, the best known representative of 
this class that exists. The chief purpose for which 
the Shetland is used is as playthings for children. 
It may be said that, the Shetland is the toy of the 
horse world. 

American Mustangs, Bronchos, and Ponies are 
degenerate descendants of the Barb horses, 
brought over and abandoned by the early invaders 
of Mexico and South America. 

The history of *he horse is long, varied, and full 
of deep interest, but through it all the one great 
souive of pleasure and congratulation is found in 
the living fact that the science of breeding to pro- 
duce speed is to be credited with all the worthy 
improvements that have been made in class. It 
was the desire for speed that moved nations to fos- 
ter the industry of horse breeding, the fact being 
recognized that perfection in this was the acme of 
glory In the horse. 

News From the North. 

[From Portland Rural spirit.] 
The U. S. transport Thyra loaded 530 horses and 
mules here this week for Manila. 

Pat Barry says it will take $1000 in gold coin to get 
a deed to his McKinney colt out of a mare by Gossipor. 

Remember there will be a $1000 stake for 2:1.") pacers 
and one for 2:20 trotters at tho Oregon state fair next 
year. Get your material ready. 

There are enough men in this city interested in driv- 
ing to form a genuine driving club, if they would only 
get together and work together along intelligent lines. 

Leon Cohen is driving the bay gelding Roekford, a 
son of Caution-Warwick Maid, on the road this winter. 
This fellow has a nice way of going and Mr. Cohen 
thinks he will do to prepare for the races. 

Thos. Clancy Sr., of Seattle is wintering his horses 
Freddy C, and Direct C, at Pleasanton, Cal. They 
will be campaigned in the East, probably coming to 
tho Oregon State fair for tho races. 

Etnmett Williams spant most of the holidays out on 
his farm mixing up a little nature with Blackstone and 
enjoying himself looking at his fine McKinney two 
year old colt out of Alice M., (full sister to Trumont 
2:2 1 J ) by Altamont; second dam Minnie by Rockwood; 
third dam Sally M., (dam bf Pathmont 2:09} and Altao 
2:0IJJ) by Pathfinder. - 

J. B. Stetson has returned to Portland for the winter 
leaving his stable of trotters at Boise, Idaho, in good 
hands to be looked after during the winter months. 
Mr. Stetson will return to Boise early in the season and 
take charge of his stable for the season's campaign. 
He says Boise will give a rousing big meeting this year 
and if proper arrangements can bo made for grounds, 
a new track will be built for future meeting. The 
business men having subscribed 15000 towards holding 
the fair, and nothing will be left undone to make 
the meeting a success. 

Mr. V. Maulsby of Wichita, Kas., arrived in this 
city last Saturdav for the purpose of looking at the 
stallion Claymont that has been advertised for sale in 
the Rural Spirit for the past few months, with the 
view of buying him if he was as good as represented 
in the advertisement. So well was he pleased with 
him, that he immediately wired Dr. J. E. Oldham of 
Wichita, Kas., for whom he is buying the horse, that 
he had closed the bargain and that he would ship him 
by express in order to prevent any accident that might 
happen by freight. 

Claymont is by Altamont-Tecora, and is a full 
brother to Chehalis 2:04i, Del Norte 2:08, Touchet 2:15, 
Tenino 2:1!)}, Lyla 2:27, Coquette 2:30, and is one of the 
best young stallions that was over bred in this State. 
He is a horse of even more substance than any of his 
full brothers, and while he may not possess the speed 
of his pacing brothers, he has size, form and individual 
merit that commends him very highly as a sire. 

Claymont is a square trotter, with no inclination to 
pace, and we predict a mark inside the 2:20 list this 
season. He was sold by E. W. Spencer and Sam Casto 
of this city, both of whom regretted to see him go. 
He was shipped last Tuesday, and will be placed at the 
head of Dr. Oldham's breeding farm near Wichita, 
Kas., whore, we are informed, he will have a splendid 


D. B. Stewart is jogging Alteno and Alcountor, a 
green pacer, preparatory for this year's racing. 

Thos. Griffith is jogging a Hambletonian Mambrino 
mare, a Duke of Portland mare and a Delpho filly. 

There is some talk of having a rousing race meeting 
at Spokane, and also having a horse show in con 

H. W. Leel, Spokane, has two McKinney colts. 
Olene is the dam of one and the other is out of a full 
sister to Chehalis. 

Mr. Boyd, who was with the Bitter Root Stock Farm 
for many years, is going to start a brood farm and has 
12 head of fine brood mares as a boginner. 

W. H. Boyd, of Spokane, is jogging the following 
horses: Winona Maid, four year old trotter by Inca 
2:25, by Woodford Mambrino, first dam Vista by Nut- 
breaker; Honey Brook, four year old by Arrowpin by 
Nutbreaker, first dam Kate Dawson by Capoul. He is 
also jogging his stallion Bitter Root, preparing him 
for races this year; a three year old by Bitter Root 
which shows lots of speed, first dam Lena, by Alecto; 
a three year old filly, full sister to Caryle Carne. Sh* 
promises to outstrip her swift brother. 

Lute Lindsay is jogging Arab 2:20; a green trotter, 
whose dam is a full sister to Vanquish, and a two year 
old pacer by King Altamont, which he will enter in the 
colt races. Lute has his old standby, Hambletonian 
Mambrino, who will be placed in the stud this spring. 
Lute is suffering from a wrenched knee. We hope he 
will soon be around again. He is also jogging Lady 
Shot Three, a vsry promising mare, and a five year 
old green pacer, belonging to E. N. Jones, Babe Chap- 
man, owned by Dr. Coyne, and a Warwick Medium 
mare owned by A. Petersen. 

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It is now stated that Beau Gallant will race around 
New York next season. When purchased by Senator 
McCarren it was generally understood that he repre- 
sented Richard Croker and that the colt was intended 
for England. Now Beau Gallant and Bellario will both 
race here, unless present plans miscarry. 

So Odom is not going to Europe after all. It is 
stated that he will ride for Clarence M. Mackay, who 
will maintain a large stable, with Charles Hill as 
trainer. Mr. Mackay 's colors were carried to the 
front in the fir 4 trial by Banastar, whose horse he 
purchased at the sale of the late W. H. Clark, for 
whom Banastar won the Brooklyn Handicap of 1899. 
The only start of this horse in 1900 was at the , Empire 
City track, when he proved conclusively he was still 
in the ring. 

Sir Walter's first and only representative on the turf 
this season will be The Talisman, a two year old colt 
that claims Ida K. as his dam. The Talisman is owned 
by Mr. H. K. Kapp, owner of Sir Walter, and has 
been well entered in the two year old stake events of 
the year. His career, which, it is to be hoped, may 
prove successful, will be followed with interest by the 
many friends of his owner and admirers of his sire. 

Dr. Hasbrouok, the speedy sprinter of nearly a de- 
cade back and popular sire, has been in Missouri for 
some seasons, but will this year be in Kentucky. He 
is now at Balgowan in the hands of Capt. Thomas 
J. Clay. 

Uncle Dan Harness, the owner of Imp, has decided 
to retire the famous black mare from the turf and will 
breed her to some famous stallion. She goes to the 
stud perfectly sound and is retired solely for the reason 
that it is impossible to get her a place in races without 
handicapping her with weight that renders her success 
difficult if not impossible. During the four years of 
her turf career she has won fifty-eight races, besides 
finishing inside the money on numerous other occasions. 
One of her best performances was in the last Brighton 
Handicap, where carrying 129 lbs. and conceding 
weight to every horse of a very high class field, she 
finished a close third in a mile and quarter run in 
2:01 3-5, a marvelous race considering the weight 
carried and the extremely fast pace set throughout. 

Hermoso is something of a dog, and showed the 
white feather in his last two essays very badly. On 
both occasions he looked to be winning in the stretch 
and quit badly when challenged. 

Ike Morehouse, the Montana turfman, made quite a 
clean up with Esperando on Tuesday. The black 
gelding was not supposed to like a route as long as 
seven furlongs and consequently the books layed as 
good as eights about him. He was quickly backed 
down to fours and, making his own pace throughout, 
won rather handily. 

Lou Rey has shown great improvement in the hands 
of her new trainer and has won three straight races. 
Her last effort was at a mile and a quarter, in which 
she made Malay, Locochee and Topmast look very 

A dispatch from New Orleans states that Jockey 
Coburn has arrived there, but the officials have de- 
cided not to allow him to ride. 

Among the callers at this office during the week was 
Mr. Elmer Lawrence, of New Orleans, who has been 
elected Secretary of the Montana Jockey Club, that 
will begin a season of racing on the 29th of June this 
year. Races will be given at Butte and Anaconda and 
last sixty days, after which there will be two or three 
weeks at Helena and Great Falls. Mr. Lawrence is 
now Assistant Secretary of the Crescent City Jockey 
Club and returned to New Orleans last Wednesday. 
At the close of the meeting there he will return to 
California and secure the attendance of as many horse- 
men as possible for the Montana circuit. Montana is a 
great place for racing, one of the peculiar features be- 
ing that the miners all have money and like to back 
their favorite horses, but will not stand for bookmak- 
ing, preferring the mutual system of betting. Mr. 
Lawrence is no stranger in Montana, having acted as 
assistant secretary to Ed Tipton when the latter was 
in that State as manager of the racing there. Mr. 
Lawrence states that a number of stakes will be an- 
nounced soon and every effort made to arrange a pro- 
gram that will attract a good class of thoroughbreds 
from California. Horsemen will find at the close of the 
season here that the Montana circuit will offer many 
advantages, and we look to see a very large number 
ship direct to Butte at the close of the season here. 

Dandy Jim, with Turner in the saddle, ran a very 
different race from his last essay when E. Matthews 
had the mount. He was an even money favorite and 
won with ridiculous ease: although Intrepido might 
have given him a contest if he had not been pocketed 
all through the stretch. 

Mr. G. W. Cushing, the Superintendent of Tanforan 
Park, had the pleasure of seeing his colors borne to 
victory by Saintly in the second race last Thursday 
week. Saintly went to the post at the remunerative 
odds of thirty to one and it is reported that Mr. Cush- 
ing had quite a good bet down at that figure. 

Articulate, the brown colt by St. Andrew-Utter, 
owned by W. C. de B. Lopez, showed himself to be a 
youngster of very high class, running six furlongs in 
1:13| with 122 lbs. up, and making the field opposed to 
him look very cheap. It is said that an offer of $10,000 
has been refused for this colt which is well entered in 
a number of stakes, among which is the California 
Derby for which he looks to be a very promising can- 
didate. Although classed as a three year old at this 
date, and forced to pick up the three year old weight, 
he will not be full three years old until the latter part 
of next May. 

The Blingum handicap was won by the uncertain 
Bathos, with Herculean in the place, and Dr. Bernays, 
the favorite, third. The winner was well backed, as is 
usually the case when he wins. Dr. Bernays ran a 
most disappointing race, and Herculean showed sudden 

Buchanan is showing very poor form in the saddle 
just at present and has allowed himself to be beaten 
out in nose finishes when he should have won handily 
on several different occasions. 

The representatives from the Schorr Stable keep the 
public guessing as to what they will do in their various 
races. These horses seem to have absolutely no form; 
one day running most disgracefully and on their next 
essay beating better fields than those which beat them 
the day before. Then when they are believed to have 
gotten into shape, they will drop back into the ruck 

Entries for the rich Washington Park stakes close 
next Tuesday, January 15th. Don't neglect to make 
entries in time. Blanks can be had at this office. 

It is thought that this year's Futurity will be the 
richest prize of its kind ever offered in America. Its 
value is estimated at $75,000. The Futurity was in- 
augurated in 1888. The first winner of it was Proctor 
Knott and the value that year was $40,000. Chaos won 
it in 1889, the figures being $54,530. In 1890 Potomac; 
was victorious and $(57,675 was cut up. His Highness 
carried off the honors in 1891, the prize amounting to 
$62675. Since then the purse has been systematically 
smaller. Ballyhoo Bey was the Futurity winner last 
season and the purse was $33,790. 

Procure the necessary blanks and make your entries 
in time for the rich stakes offered by the Washington 
Park Club of Chicago. The blanks can be had at this 
office and the stakes with amount added and conditions 
will be found in our advertising columns. 

Tho American Derby has $20,000 added this year. 
It will be the greatest race of the first year of the 
new century in America. Entries close next Tuesday. 

Tho Pride is in great form at present, having won 
both of his starts at Oakland this season. His first 
effort was at six furlongs with a very fair class of 
sprinters, which he defeated rather handily. On Sat- 
urday he started in the Naglee Selling Stakes, a $1500 
event; and although off absolutely last gradually 
worked his way through the bunch and catching Meo- 
hanus and Ordnung half way down tho stretch, finally 
won by a longth from Meehanus; Grand Sachem came 
fast at the end and snatched tho show money from 
Ordway by a nose. 

Although the racing season of 1900 has only just 
concluded, the majority of the leading jockoys in Eng- 
land have already completed their arrangements for 
next year. Some of their intentions have already been 
made known, but the following claims are worthy of 
publication: H. Jones, for his royal highness, the 
Prince of Wales; M. Cannon, for Kingsclere and Eger- 
ton house stables; C. Jenkins, for Lord Soltykoff; tho 
brothers Reiff, for Lord William Beresford and Wish- 
ard's stable; F. Rickaby, for Lord Durham and Bed- 
ford Lodge; S. Leates, 'or Sir J. B. Maple; O. Madden, 
for James Waugh's stable; K. Cannon, for Mr. L. de 
Rothschild and M. T. Cannon; D. Maher, for Black- 
well's stable, and W. Lane, for Mr. R. S. Sievier. 

Trainer Murry says that Yankee Dame, the two year 
old filly which gave Dorine such an argument, is the 
fastest breaker he ever saw. 

Little J. Walsh had tho backers of Telaman very 
much worried in his last race. The colt was pounds 
and pounds the best and should have won by himself. 
Master Welch made such a wide turn at the head of 
stretch that Malay coming up on the inside and hug- 
ging the rail made up all the lost ground and came 
dangerously close to beating him out, Telaman gaining 
the verdict by the narrowest of margins. 

Catalogues for the sale of the Marcus Daly horses 
will be issued soon. There have been a number of in- 
quiries for them, and it looks as though there would 
be several bids sent on from California. 

It is reported that Senator Clark of Montana will be 
a heavy bidder at the coming sale of the Daly horses 
in New York. 

It is reported that the Tanforan association will drop 
the claiming clause out of many of its selling races 
which will be run at its future meetings this season. 
The claiming clause is an excellent thing where racing 
is a sport, but when it develops into a business, as it is 
now in California, large fields and lively betting are 
the requisites, no matter if $5000 horses run in races at 
a value of $500. 

Gene Leigh will be present at the sale of Daly horses 
the last two days of this month, in New York. He 
not only has carte bianco to make purchases, but will 
endeavor to obtain the mighty Hamburg for Mr. 
Gardiner, as that gentleman is anxious to establish a 
stud that will be the equal of any in the British Em- 

M. A. Gunst is of the opinion that the price of ad- 
mission to race tracks in this country should be raised 
to $2, and gives as a reason that it would keep from 
the track that element that ought to be at homo look- 
ing after their business instead of attending the races. 
There is no doubt but catering to bettors who can 
only pay a small admission fee is bad in principle, and 
that the raising of the admissson price would help 
matters some, but a much more effective way to ac- 
complish the result would be to abolish the dollar book 
and permit no bookmaker to accept less than a $5 

Wandering Nun has a big lusty colt at her side down 
at La Siesta Farm that has for its sire Chas. Boots' 
good stallion Brutus. Tho colt arrived January 5th 
and will have a chance at the following rich stakes in 
which his dam is named: The San Francisco Futurity, 
The Produce Stakes to be run at Brighton Beach, The 
Futurity, $10,000 added, to be run at the Coney Island 
Jockey Club meeting, and The Matron, $6000 added, 
to be run at Morris Park. All these events are for 
two year olds and will be decided in 1903. 

In the Century stakes, which has a cash value of 
$10,000, a famous entry has been roceived. It is a 
weight for age race at a mile and a half, to bo run at 
the autumn meeting at Sheepshead. Tho fifty-nine 
entries are: Sarmatian, Jack Point, McMeekin, Prince 
of Melbourne, Ethelbert, Batten, Bellario, Beau Gal- 
lant, Ildrim, Alcedo, Kinley Mack, Bonnibert, Mortallo, 
Black Fox, Irritable, Blues, Belvino, Zeus, Imp, Marti- 
mas, Demurrer, Dr. Barlow, Commando, Toddy, Con- 
roy, Tommy Atkins, Militant, Outlandor, Choir 
Master, Water Color, St. Elias, Phosphor, Sweet 
Lavender, Beau Ormonde, Banastar, Smile, Bedeck, 
Janice, Vitellius, McClurg, Standing, Chuctanunda, 
Rockton, Douro, Alvard Scheck, Tammany Chief, 
Sam Phillips, Dangerline, Lady Schorr, Far Rockaway, 
Basuto, Terminus, Box, Garry Herrman, His Lordship, 
Sidney, Lucas, Ballyhoo Bey, Star Bright and The 

The following is the assignment of weights for tha 
Follansbee high weight handicap at seven furlongs, 
which is to be run to-day : Waring 140, Vesuvian 137, 
Meehanus 130, Gold Or 132, Gibraltar 130, Eddie Jones 
130, F. W. Erode 128, Vulcain 128, Tillo 128, Autumn 
128, Andrisa 127, Yellow Tail 127, Wooster Boy 123, 
Formero 123, St. Cuthbert 123, Rolling Boer 122, Jerid 
114, Babbler 115, MacGyle 113, Bard of Avon 113, Dan- 
gerous Maid 113, Lothian 112, Alleviate 112, Tyr 111, 
First Tenor 110, Boundlee 108, Mortgage 108, King 
Carnival 108, Scallawag 108, Cougar 108, Bab 108, 
Doublet 107. Golden Age 122, Canmore 122, Joe Frey 
119, Articulate 120, Herculean 118, Handicapper 118, 
Specific 117, Torsino 117, Telamon 116, Kenilworth 116, 
Panamint 116, Beau Ormonde 116, Jerry Hunt 115, 
Prejudice 115, Don Orsino 115, Broadbrim 115, Matt 
Hogan 103, The Benedict 103, Courtier 103, Vain 103, 
Gold Badge 101, Gartalene 100, Onyx 100, El Fonso 100, 
Mithridates 100, Sinti 100, Sarah O. 100, Bonitary 100, 
Kingstelle 100, Sebastiania 100, Joe Doherty 100, 
Daniel 100 

The Fretter ran a remarkably good race in the 
Crescendo handicap, coming from behind and beating 
out Lennep and Lady Meddlesome. Mounce seems to 
handle The Fretter to better advantage than any other 
boy who has ridden him of late. Bullman and others 
making the running in front with him and dying away 
in the stretch. The Fretter does not like a route and 
Mounce nurses him along and always has something 
left with which to finish. 

Eddie Dominick heads the list of winning jockeys 
for the year 1900. This youngster, who has come to 
the front rapidly within the last two years, rode in 
exactly 1000 races and earned brackets 241 times. 
This record, while not equal in percentage to that of 
Tommy Burns in 1899, who rode 282 winners in 900 
attempts, is a remarkable one in many respects, show- 
ing, as it does, how a boy may ride into tho front ranks 
from comparative obscurity all within two years. 
There are a number of jockeys who may be rated above 
Dominick in ability by turfmen, but probably few turf 
followers, if asked to name the leading winning rider 
for 1900 would guess that the little fellow under con- 
tract to Fred Cook was the fortunate one. The low 
weight, however, at which he can ride has kept Dom- 
inick busy and given him the opportunity to head the 
jockey table. Dominick began riding at New Orleans 
in the winter of '98-'99, where he had six mounts and 
failed each time to land a piece of the money for his 
employers. From there he went to St. Louis and be- 
gan to show marked ability. He rode 31 winners in 
153 races, and then went to Chicago. He rode at Harlem 
and Hawthorne, where his success was less marked, 
and completed the season with a record of 49 firsts out 
of 293 mounts. 

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[January 12, 1901 



F. W. KELLEY, Proprietor. 

Turf and Sporting Authority of the Pacific Coast, 



P. O. BOX 2300. 

Term* — One Year S3, Six Month* SI. 75, Three Months »1 


Money should be sent by postal order, draft or by registered letter 
addressed to F. W. Kelley, Ceary St., San Francisco. Cal. 

Communications must be accompanied by the writer's name and 
address, not necessarily for publication, but as a private guarantee 
of good faith. 

San Francisco, Saturday, January 12, 1901. 

AMATEUR RECORDS have started a discussion 
among- the turf papers and their contributors 
that is getting- acrimonious in spots. Many of the 
bitter things that have been said wore entirely out of 
order, and as our legal friends say in court, "incom- 
petent, irrelevant and immaterial." It all started 
from a race won by tho California horse, John A. Mc- 
Kerron, at the matinee given by the Boston Driving 
Club at Readville last year, when he won the race in 
straight heats, trotting them in 2:10 and 2:11. It was 
the first race for a magnificent cup, and the horse, 
which is owned by Mr. H. K. Devereux, represented 
the Cleveland Driving Club in the event, which will 
occur annually until the trophy is won three times by 
the same organization. Mr. Devereux desired to race 
his horse this year on the regular circuit and asked 
the Hoard of Review to declare tho 2:10 made by John 
A. McKerron in the cup race no record, claiming 
that it was not a public race in the meaning of the 
National rules. There is no use repeating all of tho 
circumstances. They have been published in the 
Breeder and Sportsman and every other turf 
journal in the land and all horsemen are familiar with 
them and the decision of the Board, which was against 
Mr. Devereux. Situated out hero on the Pacific Coast, 
far removed from the strife and turmoil which the 
discussion of this matter has kicked up, we believe we 
are entirely unbiased in this matter, and after a care- 
ful reading of all the arguments pro and con that have 
reached us, we cannot see wherein the Board of Re- 
view has erred, except in the closing paragraph of 
their decison, where they say " when a cup cannot be 
won, or in other words is a perpetual challenge cup, 
heat winners in contests for it do not acquire a record 
or bar.'' There is not one shadow of a doubt that 
President Devereux and all the members of the Cleve- 
land Club, the Boston Club and the other amateur 
organizations of America are earnest and honest in 
their efforts to build up the great sport of amateur 
racing and that they fully believe that this decision is 
a serious blow to them. From time immemorial 
there has been an effort to draw an impartial 
and exact line between professionalism and amateur- 
ism in all sports and a final result has not yet been 
reached. The trouble invariably arises when a person 
is desirious of taking part in both ends of the game, 
and will continue to arise under those circumstances, 
we apprehend, until the end of time. In our humble 
opinion amateur and professional harness racing would 
both receive a serious blow should the parent associa- 
tions ever decide that a horse could bo raced for cups 
and other trophies at a stated public gathering, no 
matter whether gate receipts were charged or not, and 
no record given him when winning a heat. Such a de- 
cision would give wealthy owners and others who were 
so situated as to take advantage of tho opportunities a 
chance to develop and educate horses in actual races 
and after proving thorn to be able to compete in the 
free for all purses, enter and race them in the slow 
classes. It would not be either right or fair. It is true 
that amateur racing has been a tremendous aid in ad- 
vancing the prices of trotting and pacing horses, and, 
according to the rules of racing, the majority of the 
events pulled off at matinees are not public races, but 
these are not reasons why a heat or a race for a cup, 
or for an interest in a cup is not a race. The cup race 
at Readville was widely advertised. Thousands of 
people took note of the time set for the race and wero 
in attendance. Judges and timers were in the stand, 
and the association under whose auspices the ra^e was 
given was a member of the National Trotting 
Association. If it was not a public race within 
the meaning of the rule then a public race was 
never trotted. We know there is a great deal of 
feeling over this matter and Mr. Devereux has 
stated, it is reported, that owing to the decision 
he has reconsidered his intention of racing his great 
young stallion this year on the Grand Circuit and will 
only start him in club races. We hope the report is 

untrue and that John A. McKerron will be given an 
opportunity to demonstrate to the satisfaction of all 
that he is able to compete in races with the best trot- 
ters in America of the 2:10 class. It seems to us that 
a horse winning a heat in a competition for a cup 
which ho did not win is as much entitled to a record as 
a horse winning a heat in a $20,000 race which he after- 
wards failed to win. A true sportsmen should set 
more value on a cup than a purse, and if his horse 
demonstrates his ability to trot in 2:10 in a race for a 
valuable trophy, which is duly programmed and 
takes place at a stated time, he should not ask the 
privilege of starting him outside that class in races for 
money. A trainer may work a horse for months and 
pace or trot him many miles in very fast time; he may 
work him heats and in company, but it is the actual 
contest which tests his qualifications as a race horse, 
and this is the test the parent associations have set up 
for records. Whether a horse starts for money or for 
marbles makes no difference so long as he is contesting 
for something of value, and if he wins a heat ho should 
be given a record. 

HARNESS RACING will not be a very prominent 
feature of the Montana Circuit this year. There 
will be nearly eighty days of racing in that State, be- 
ginning June 29th at Butte, and including shorter 
meetings at Anaconda, Great Falls and Helena, but 
the program in each instance will be made up princi- 
pally of running events. The officials of the track will 
be gentlemen who are closely connected with the run- 
ning tracks and the circuit will be arranged primarily 
to accommodate the thoroughbred. Secretary Law- 
rence, who was in San Francisco this week, made this 
statement to tho editor of the Breeder and Sports- 
man and stated that he expected from four to five 
hundred runners would go from California to Montana 
to take part in the races. "There will prob. 
ably be some good purses offered for the harness 
horses," said Mr. Lawrence, "but the program will 
be principally for the runners.'' This being the 
situation it would be a very wise thing on the 
part of the district associations in California if they 
would make up their programs almost entirely 
of harnest events. Very few district associations can 
afford to give purses of any respectable size for the 
runners. Owners of gallopers will not enter where 
entrance fees are charged and it is out of the question 
for the district associations to attempt to give even 
ordinary purses without entrance money being re- 
quired. It will bankrupt any association that tries it. 
Six months' high class racing here in the vicinity of San 
Francisco during the fall, winter and spring months 
makes tho running racing provided at county fairs 
seem very tame, and there is no demand for the sport 
after the season closes here. If the district associations 
of California will devote their racing program to harness 
events, put their tracks in first class condition for them, 
and make an effort to secure the best horses in train- 
ing, they can give meetings that will not only bo suc- 
cessful from a racing point of view but bo a source of 
profit to the organizations. Let there be a united 
effort to make a California harness racing circuit this 
year that will reflect credit on both associations and 
horsemen. It can be done with intelligent effort and 
energetic work. 

A BILL has been introduced in tho California Legis- 
lature providing for tho improvement of the Fair 
Grounds at Sacramento, authorizing the State Agri- 
cultural Society to sell a portion of the present prop- 
erty and to purchasead joining land, and appropriating 
the sum of $100,000 for this purpose. There is a great 
futuro before California as the base of supplies for the 
entire Orient, und if properly encouraged the indus- 
tries of cattle, sheep and horse breeding in this 
State can be increased a hundred fold and be one 
of tho greatest sources of wealth in the world. 
China, Japan, Russia, Hawaii, the Phillipines and 
Australasia are already coming here for the best 
products of our farms and this trade can be developed 
until it assumes gigantic proportions and makes Cali 
fornia the leading supply depot for all breeds of live 
stock. There is nothing that encourages tho produc- 
tion of high class cattle and horses like an annual fair, 
and stock show, and there is no reason why the Cali- 
fornia State Fair should not eventually take the very 
first position among exhibitions of this character. 
The greatest handicap in the past in giving a high 
class fair at our State capitol has been the poor accom- 
modations for stock and the miserable buildings, some 
of which have the moss of forty years on them. The 
bill [introduced by Senator Dovlin aims to provide a 
modern fair ground, and no appropriation made by 
the Legislature will bring quicker or more profitable 
returns on the money invested. With proper accom- 
modations the State Fair can be made the greatest 
stock show in America and bring to this State each 
year hundreds of buyers for the best products of Cali- 
fornia farms. 

""THERE ARE RUMORS of much race track legis- 
* lation being brought to the attention of our law 
makers at Sacramento this winter. About the best 
thing that could be done with the many bills that will 
be introduced is to consign them to the waste basket. 
Racing is either a legitimate sport and enterprise or it 
is not. The schemes to place it under State control, 
to limit the season, and to interfere in other ways with 
it are no more entitled to a place on the statutes than 
would be measures that placed the same restrictions on 
golf or football. The associations and clubs that give 
racing in California are fully conscious of the fact that 
the public is ever ready to prohibit any sport or busi- 
ness that it thinks is a menace to the community. The 
racing of thoroughbreds has developed into a business 
here in California and at other great centres of popu- 
lation like New York, Chicago, St. Louis and New 
Orleans. It is conducted in as clean and honest a 
manner as strict and watchful officials can keep it, and 
will compare favorably with any other business of a 
speculative nature. The State can ill afford to meddle 
with it and it is to be earnestly hoped that our legisla- 
tors will not waste tho public money in efforts to fix 
laws for its government. The bill that prohibits 
gambling on contests outside of the places where the 
contests are held is a good one. It makes no attempt 
to regulate racing or interfere with it in any way, but 
will simply put an end to gambling games that have no 
excuse for existence. It should be passed at once, and 
all efforts to control racing should be sidetracked. 

IIOLIDAY EDITIONS have been issued by the 
' * majority of our turf exchanges and all are worth 
much more than tho money asked for them. The 
Horse Review easily leads them all, its pages being filled 
with statistics that no other journal contains and 
which represent an immense amount of labor and re- 
search. The Horseman also has issued a very valuable 
edition, interesting in every page, while the Kentucky 
Slock Form, the Kansas City Horse Show Monthly, the 
Rider und Driver and the New York Spirit of the Times 
are fully up to the standard of excellent holiday jour- 
nals. The Chicago Rreeders' Gazette is in a class by 
itself, as it devotes its columns principally to cattle, 
sheep, hogs and heavy horses. Its illustrations sur- 
pass anything we havo seen in the photo-engraving 
line, and no more artistic magazine has ever been 
issued. It leads all journals of its class in America. 

MURRAY HOWE, the well known writer on har- 
ness horse affairs, has our thanks for a copy of 
his book "Stable Conversation," the greatest satire of 
turf literature. The Breeder and Sportsman has 
published many of these talks of Jimmy, the Swipe, 
taken from the Chicago Horse Review, and as our read- 
ers well know they are brim full of genuine wit and 
humor with a largo ' vein of philosophy running 
through them. These conversations have been col- 
lected by their author and published in handsome book 
form and are for sale by The Horse Review at $1.50 per 
copy. One of tho features of the book are the draw- 
ings by Robert L. Dickey, whose pencil point traces 
lines that would excite laughter in a graven image. 
"Stable Conversation" is a hundred dollars worth of 
amusement for a dollar and a half with a big bunch of 
genuine horse sense thrown in. 

SENATOR BELSHAW has introduced in the Cali- 
fornia Legislature a bill which if it is enacted into 
a law will close the pool rooms. It absolutely prohibits 
the selling of pools, or bookmaking on contests between 
horses, men or dogs, except within the enclosures where 
such contests actually take place. It is to be hoped 
that this bill will pass without a dissenting voice and 
we hold it to bo the duty of every horse breeder especi- 
ally to use his influence in favor of the measure. A 
letter written or a few words spoken to the member 
from your district will have its weight. Horse values 
are decreased by pool rooms and the business of breed- 
ing and tho sport of racing are injured and brought 
into disrepute by them. There is not one argument 
that can be made in their favor. Ask your Senator 
and Assemblymen to vote to close them up. 

THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Golden Gate Park 
Driving Association for the election of directors 
and officers for tho ensuing year will take place at the 
association's headquarters in the Palace Hotel, next 
Tuesday evening. At the last meeting the following 
members were placed in nomination for directors, of 
which eleven are to be selected by ballot at the Tues- 
day evening meeting: J. C. Kirkpatrick, Ed. Aigel- 
tinger, Geo. L. Sweet, H. F. Patrick, Wm. C. Hamil- 
ton, H. B. Slocum, I. B. Dalzlel, J. B. Ohlandt, L. 
Richardson, F. W. Thompson, James O'Kane, A. B. 
Spreckels, Al. Schwartz, E. Stewart, Frank G. O'Kane, 
Dr. Geo. W. Leek. 

January 12, 1901] 



Coming Events. 


Feb. 26. 27, 28, March 1— Cleveland Kennel Club. Annual bench 
show. C M. Munhall, Secretary, Cleveland, O. 

March 6, 7, 8, 9— Duguesne Kennel Club of Western Pennsylvania, 
Pijtsburg, Pa. Fred'k. S. Stedman, Secretary. 


Jan. 14— Pacific Coast Field Trial Club. Eighteenth annua 
trials. Coronado, Cal. Albert Betz. Secretary, San Francisco, Cal 

Jan. 14— Alabama Field Trials Club. Fifth annual trials 
Greenville, Alabama. J. B. Rosenstihl, Secretary. 

Jan. 21— "United States Field Trial Club. Tenth annual trials. 
Benton county, Miss. W. B. Stafford, Secretary. Trenton, Tenn. 

Feb. Championship Field Trial Association. Annual trials, 

(First week in February.) Grand Junction, Tenn. W. B. Stafford 

Pacific B ull Terr ier Club. 

A meeting of the Pacific Bull Terrier Club was held 
on Monday evening last. In response to a communica- 
tion received from the San Francisco Kennel Club ask- 
ing for an expression from the club as to a choice in 
the selection of a judge for the May show, the senti- 
ment of the meeting was favorable to the engagement 
of Mr. Chas. H. Mason. 

Cocker Club Meeting. 

At a meeting of the California Cocker Club held on 
Tuesday evening at No. 125 Geary street, Mr. J. H. 
Dorian presiding in the absence of the president W. C. 
Ralston, much business of importance to the Cocker 
fancy was transacted. Among the new members en- 
rolled were Miss Etbel H. Tompkins, owner of the Pine 
HOI Kennels, and C. A. Mauldin. The club will possi- 
bly, at the next meeting, adopt a standard for their 
particular specialty. 

In response to a communication from the San Fran- 
cisco Kennel Club requesting an expression of choice 
in securing the services of a judge for the May bench 
show, the members present unanimously favored Mr. 
C. H. Mason, a committee composed of Messrs. J. H. 
Dorian, E. C. Plume and H. A. Wegener were dele- 
gated to wait upon the San Francisco Kennel Club 
then in session, and advise the bench show club of the 
sentiment of the Cocker club in regard to the choice 
for a judge for all breeds this year. 

Pacific Fox Terrier Club. 

The Pacific Fox Terrier Club held a regular meeting 
at 41 Sutter street last Monday evening. N. H. Hick- 
man presiding and Messrs. Foster, Hogan, Harley, 
Moore, DAguin and Martin present. 

J. P. Brown of Riverside, Cal., and G. D. Troy of 
San Francisco were elected members. 

A communication from the San Francisco Kennel 
Club was read, requesting this club to designate its 
choice for judge at the forthcoming dog show; after 
considerable discussion, the members unanimously de- 
cided to recommend George Raper, of Wincobank, 
Sheffield, England, and furthermore have notified the 
S. F. K. Club that if he is selected, this club will sub- 
scribe $50 to the guarantee fund. 

After the regular routine had been completed the 
members indulged in a general talk of doggy matters 
and, judging by the number of promising youngsters 
under cover, the next show should develop some 
cracks. J. B. Martin, Secretary. 

The Field Trials at Coronado. 

On Monday morning the eighteenth annual field 
trials of the Pacific Coast Field Trials Club will com- 
mence with the Derby at North Island, Coronado 
Beach, San Diego county. The ground selected for 
the trials embraces about 3000 acres and is said to be 
an ideal location for running a field trial. This neck 
of land has practically been the private shooting 
domain of Mr. E. S. Babcock and his guests. Birds 
are plentiful, and water, feed and other circumstances 
have been very favorable for the quails. All impeding 
and detrimental cover has been removed and the dis- 
trict patrolled for some time past. Weather conditions 
down south are not so extreme as to cause any appre" 
hension of interference with the trials in this respect. 

The attendance at the trials promises to be larger 
than for years past. This is due in a great measure to 
the easy and convenient manner of reaching the scene 
of the trials and the assurance to the visitor when 
there of every accommodation at one of the best 
resorts on the Coast and that within ten minutes dis- 
tance of the trial grounds. The Southern Pacific 
Railroad Company and the hotel management have 
both made material reductions in favor of club mem- 
bers and visitors to the trials. 

Mr. Thomas Johnson, of Winnipeg, Man., who will 
judge the trials, was due in this city on Thursday even- 
ing. The main delegation from this city left yesterday 
on the south bound train. Some of the veterans who 
had not attended a field trial in ten years were among 
those booked for Coronado. 

The Breeder and Sportsman will be represented 
at the meeting by Mr. Albert Betz, the Secretary of 
the Pacific Coast Field Trials Club. 

Bench Show Club Meeting. 

The San Francisco Kennel Club meeting held at the 
Occidental Hotel, last Tuesday evening, was attended 
by Mr. J. E. de Ruyter, presiding, and Messrs. W. S. 
Kittle, N. H. Hickmon, E. Courtney Ford, Chas. K. 
Harley, Dr. F. E. D'Evelyn and Secretary J. P. Nor- 
man. Much detail matter concerning the bench show 
this year was taken up and disposed of. 

The club had invited from specialty clubs and promi- 
nent fanciers an expression of opinion as to a choice in 
the important matter of the selection of a judge. In 
response to this request for collaboration the Cocker 
Club, through a committee consisting of Messrs. 
Dorian, Wagener and Plume reported a unanimous 
preference for Mr. C. H. Mason. The San Francisco 
Kennel Club members present, with the exception of 
one, were also favorable to Mr. Mason for judge. The 
St. Bernard Club of California submitted the name of 
Miss A. H. Whitney of New York, who has an Eastern 
reputation as a judge of St. Bernards and has not yet 
been seen in the ring here. The St. Bernard club 
offered a certain sum of money towards the guarantee 
fund in the event of Miss Whitney's judging the May 
show. The sentiment of the Bull Terrier and Fox 
Terrier clubs in this matter are noted elsewhere on this 

The preference for judge will not be settled for a few 
weeks. It is possible that this matter will evolve quite 
a little campaigning before a selection can be made and 
this will be contingent of course upon advices received 
from the other side — the judge's. 

The win of Oakside Tremont, Mr. H. H. Carlton's 
Boston Terrier who won first in limit at the May show 
and which was subsequently cancelled by the American 
Kennel Club, has, on appeal, been allowed to stand. 
Hereafter the dog must, however, be known as "Tre- 
mont" which is his registered name. The prefix 
Oakside cannot be used in future for this dog. 

Pacific Kennel League Meeting. 

The third annual meeting of the Pacific Kennel 
League was held at San Jose on Saturday, December 29, 
1900. The officers elected for the ensuing year are: H. 
A. Wagener, San Francisco, President; Matt Coffey, 
Sacramento, First Vice President; Julius Redelsheimer, 
Seattle, Second Vice President; H. T. Denham, Tacoma, 
Third Vice President; W. F. Burrel, Portland, Fourth 
Vice President; N. J. Stewart, Aromas, Monterey 
county, Secretary-Treasurer. 

A petition was read from the Seattle Kennel Club re- 
questing the P. K. L. to adopt a classification some- 
what similar to that in force now. under the A. K. C. 
rules. It was felt that while the present P. K. L. Rules 
were better suited to the requirements of the Pacific 
Coast when the P. K. L. was formed, at which time 
the shows had dwindled down to three shows, yet at 
the present time when the organization has seven 
shows booked for the coming season, that the A. K. C. 
classification could be adopted with advantage here. 
The following classification was accordingly adopted. 

1. The Puppy Class shall be for all dogs over four 
months and under twelve months of age, and no entry 
can be made of one under four months or whose date 
of birth, breeder, sire or dam is unknown. 

2. The Limit Class shall be for all dogs never hav- 
ing won four first prizes in said class, at any recognized 
show, but no dog having acquired the title of champion 
shall be eligible to this class. 

3. The Open Class shall be for all dogs of any age 
over six months. No prize winner shall be debarred 
from competing. 

4. The Winners' Class shall be open only to the 
winners of first prizes at any show giving all of the 
above classes, and the winner of five wins in this class 
will thereby become a champion of record, and will be 
so recorded in the Pacific Kennel League Record of 
Wins, and will be entitled to a Pacific Kennel League 
Champion Certificate. Before awarding "Reserve" in 
this class, the dog or dogs having been placed second 
to the winner in any of the regular classes must be 
brought before the judge for competition with the re- 
maining dogs in said Winners' Class. 

No class winner shall be withdrawn or withheld from 
competition in the Winners' Class and no entry fee 
shall be charged for said competition in this class. 
The Winners' Class shall be divided by sex, provided 
the three foregoing classes, announced in the Premium 
List, are also divided by sex. 

N. B. Judges are requested to be particularly care- 
ful in awarding a prize in the Winners' Class. While 
a puppy might be deserving of a first prize in the 
Puppy Class, it does not follow that ho is worthy of a 
first in the Winners' Class if alone. 

Rule 5. Miscellaneous Class will remain as before. 

Rule 20 was altered to read: "Bench Show Com- 
mittee may accept entries of bitches with whelps at 
side for exhibition only. 

It will be noticed that the Novice Class has been cut 
out altogether. It was claimed that the fewer the 
classes the better tho competition would be. This now 
classification makes the A. K. C, the C. K. C. and 
P. K. L. classification practically tho same and it is 
believed ought to simplify matters for exhibitors. 

Kennel Registry. 


Mrs W. C. Ralston's black Cocker Spaniel bitch Ch. Pr ince ss 
Flavia (Ch. Black Duke— Ch. Gaiety Girl) to Plumeria Cocker 
Kennels' Hampton Goldie (Ch. Red Mack-Hampton Queen Readie), 
December 17, 1900. 

Mrs. L. G. Bederman's Cocker Spaniel bitch Queen (Black liart— 
Beauty) to Plumeria Cocker Kennels' Ch. Viscount (Ch. Pick- 
panla— Tootsie), December 18, 1900. 

Mrs. E. Colwell's black Cocker Spaniel bitch Fantenetto II. ( 

) to Plumeria Cocker Kennels' Ch. Viscounj (Ch. Pickpania- 

Tootsie), January 7, 9, 1901. 

The Ai l-Rou nd Dog. 

Considerable notice and comment has recently been 
given an article which appeared in the Christmas num- 
ber of the Shooting Times and British Sportsman . 
Coming from such a well known authority and able 
writer on kennel affairs as Mr. Fred Gresham we have 
no doubt tho article in question will bo of novel interest 
to our readers. 

"It has been a difficult point to decide by the one- 
dog man what breed of animal is best suited for his 
purpose. By the one dog man it is to be understood a 
sportsman who desires to do a bit of shooting, together 
with ratting, and to engage in the pursuit of all sorts 
of vermin, and to have an agreeable companion and 
good guard far the house. This class of dog, even to 
the most accomplished judge or exponent of kennel 
matters, must of necessity be a subject for considerable 
discrimination, whilst it is apparent how almost impos- 
sible must bo the task of finding one animal uniting in 
itself the gifts of many. The Pointer or Setter must 
be discarded at once, as, although both are excellent 
in the field to find game and can sometimes be made to 
retrieve, they have not the slightest idea of hunting 
for and killing rabbits or rats; indeed, it might be ex- 
pected that the endeavor to teach one of these dogs to 
act as vermin destroyers would entirely unfit it for its 
legitimate work. 

[The work cut out for the Pointer and Setter in 
England is not of the versatile character which our 
dogs are trained for. The Retriever in the field here, 
acting in concert with the Pointer and Setter is an 
unknown feature, and possibly would be regarded by 
many sportsmen as either superfluous or an incum- 
brance. Our Pointers and Setters working in brace or 
singly do all the field work for the gunner, and that so 
quickly, intelligently and thoroughly that the Re- 
triever, as used in England, would be almost a handi- 
cap in the field. Many gunners train their Pointers or 
Setters to hunt and retrieve rabbits and hares, which 
game is here very plentiful, and they do clever work 
of course, but this practice tends to spoil a dog's work 
on birds and should never be indulged by the owner 
of a good "bird dog." — Ed]. 

The Retriever, maybe, is the most useful of all dogs 
that are used with the gun; he will hunt a hedgerow, 
do the work of a Spaniel in turnips or covert, bring 
the game to you when it is shot, and has been known 
to take his part at rat-catching. Still, it is such an 
exception to find one that is tender in the mouth when 
retrieving fur and feather and hard-bitten when the 
rodent is under consideration that the dog of this breed 
that is required for all round purposes is difficult to 
obtain. Under the same category may be classed the 
Spaniel, who, although he cannot be surpassed as a 
good game dog, and is, in fact, preferred by some 
eminent shots to either of the above, is altogether out 
of place for anything except as a chum and to lie upon 
the hearth rug when his duties are over. 

It would be useless to take into consideration any of 
the various breeds of Hounds, although the Basset- 
Hound and Beagle, like the Clumber Spaniel, are re- 
markable for their prowess in thick covert when game 
is to be driven to the gun, but here their utility ends 
as dogs for general use; and, as regards any of the 
larger varieties that hunt their game by sight and kill 
the fact of their not putting' their noses to the ground 
entirely does away with their usefulness as sporting 
associates when it is desired to combine the work of 
the Pointer, Retriever and Terrier in one dog. 

With tho exception of the Poodle, whose appearance 
is incompatible with any connection with sport, al- 
though he has sometimes been trained to hunt, the 
Collie is more easily brought under command than any 
other of the canine race, but his vocation lies in the 
direction of tending sheep, and his aptitude for finding 
game and a love for hunting would seriously interfere 
with his duties. Still, Collies have been known that 
would do all that is required by the all-round sports- 
man, even to pointing game, but it is only the excep- 
tion that proves the rule in this instance. 

Of the many varieties of the Terrier tribo, tho Fox 
Terrier is undoubtedly the most popular, his keen love 
of sport, natural aptitude to associate himself with tho 
gun, and deadly animosity to vermin, together with 
his many other sporting qualities, making him a most 
valuable assistant to anyone who spends his life in 
country pursuits, but he is not largo enough to occupy 
the position for which an endeavor is being made in 
this article to discover the most versatilo representa- 
tive of dogs. The same remarks apply to the Irish 
Terrier, who is equally game with the Fox Terrier, but 
again is deficient in size, although ho loses somewhat 
to the latter from the fact that he is too large to go to 
ground, but being able to enter an earth to bolt a fox 
or badger is only a minor consideration amongst the 
numerous qualifications that are desired. 

Having so far enumerated the virtues of the various 
breeds of possible all-round utility dogs for sport, we 
now come to the one of all others in which perhaps is 
to be found a combination of the characteristics which 
should be portrayed in tho animal of which we are 
making an effort to find a more or less truo represent- 
ative. In the Aired alo Terrier is to bo seen many 
points to solve the difficulty to which wo havo referred. 
Almost as large as the Retriever, Pointer or Setter, 
and considerably more so than any other of the 
Terrier family, which he emulates in gamoness and 
sporting proclivities, ho can bo broken to hunt and 
retrieve all descriptions of fur and feather, whilst his 
undoubted proficiency in tho water renders him a val- 
uable adjunct in a hunt after tho wily otter. Although 
unable to go to ground, ho is the sworn enemy of tbo 
badger and fox, both of whom would have a poor 
chance of success in a struggle for existence, and, 
moreover, when the business of the day is over he is a 
most capable yard dog. 

"Man's Best Friend" in holiday attire is to hand 
this week. The number is liberally illustrated with 
elegant engravings and full of interesting doggy lore 
— in other words a fancier's high class journal. 


[January 12, 1901 

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Coming Events. 

Feb. 22— Grand open-to all blue rock tournament. Ingleside. 
March 10, 1901— Empire Gun Club. Merchandise Shoot. Blue 
Rocks. Alameda Point. 

A Fine Trip for Winter. 

The following description of wild-fowl shooting- and 
other attendant delights and recreation dear to the 
heart of the sportsman and lover of nature, all to be, 
found in the region of the Colorado delta, is from the 
inimitable pen of Thos. S. Van Dyke in the Los An- 
geles Herald. The country written of is but little 
known to many of our shooters save that it is looked 
upon as the southern Ultima Thule of wild ducks, 
geese and shore birds when they become scarce as the 
season wanes. Plume hunters have also been ever 
ready to give those regions a reputation for hardship 
and inconvenience that practically kept the sportsman 
away. This narrative discloses so much valuable in- 
formation to the sportsman that wo take the liberty of 
republishing it in full: 

Among the many who know that the Pacific Coast 
has the most extensive list of summer attractions in 
our country, few are aware that the winter pleasures, 
though more limited, are fully equal to those of sum- 
mer. Ducks and geese with snipe and quail now take 
the place of trout, deer, grouse, salmon and doves; but 
the number of sportsmen who enjoy the field is prob- 
ably greater than in summer, the difference being 
almost wholly in the fishing. 

But the majority of sportsmen enjoy the background 
almost as much as the game and like a constant variety 
in scenery, while many more quickly tire of the same 
old ground and are always in search of something new. 
For all such a trip to the mouth of the Colorado river 
in the bright warm days of winter, especially about 
Christmas, will furnish apout the largest amount of 
novelty now to be found on the Coast at that time of 
the year. 

The absence of regular boats from Yuma to the 
mouth of the river seems a drawback. But if there 
were any cheap and easy way of going most of the at- 
tractions would now be ruined by a horde of tourists. 
As it is all that part of the river lies in almost primeval 
wildness, making exactly what so many wish to see, 
yet safe and pleasant beyond expectation. The best 
way is to get up an excursion and charter a boat at- 
Yuma, where there are several good ones with parties 
who know the river thoroughly and go prepared to 
stay two or three weeks at least. One can also go by 
wagon on a very fair road on the Sonora side, but a 
small boat should be taken along to cross the river 
when needed. The distance is something over one 
hundred and fifty miles, but the river route is so pleas- 
ant that one wishes it were longer, while the land trip 
is nothing if one is well prepared. 

The first hundred miles or more of the river winds 
through rich bottoms almost level and covered with a 
heavy growth of cottonwood and willow, with mesquite 
of great size taking their place as the bottom lands 
become dryer, and running from that into ironwood 
and pala verde, with ocatilla and other varieties of 
cactus as it slopes out into the dry desert beyond the 
reach of the water of the river. 

Here you may still find in considerable abundance 
the brightest of his family, the quail of Arizona, or 
Gambt-l's partridge. A few days spent with this quail 
will repay one for all the time spent in reaching the 
ground, and no matter how well one may know the 
slippery quail of California as improved by modern 
guns and the conllict with the best of dogs, one's edu- 
cation on the crested quail of this Coast is wholly in- 
complete without a good interview with this trickster 
of the chestnut iap and jetty breast. Here, where he 
has never heard the sound of a gun and no one ever 
troubles him, he is full of the most varied wiles. The 
vast masses of tangled mesquite, whose great snaky 
arms reach in a thousand directions like the locks of 
Medusa, give a fine field for the display of his talents: 
and the arrow weed, dense as quills on the fretful por- 
cupine and eight to ten feet high, assist him in giving 
you variety when you are weary of his performances 
in mesquite. 

Along each bank of the river are Indians about as 
primitive as when Coronado came, but perfectly well 
behaved. Those on the east bank, the Maricopas, aro 
peaceable and polite, while the Cocopahs, on the west, 
are peaceable with all who attend to their own busi- 
ness. They are perhaps the most independent people 
in North America. The Mexican government never 
bothers them, and no one else dares to. They make 
their own laws, even to the infliction of the death 
penalty; but if you don't try to fool with the camera 
and treat them decently you will have no trouble with 
them anywhere. They are agricultural entirely, and 
farm the rich bottom of the Colorado in the old Egyp- 
tian style from tho overflow of the river, having a 
large territory of the richest soil in America and one 
well worth seeing. 

In the lower part of the Cocopah territory wild flax 
begins to appear on each side of the river, growing 
very rank and dense, while tules of great size rise 
evecywhere from the sloughs and lower lands that 
remain damp from the overflow. All through this 
some deer live all the time, but the land is so fiat that 
it cannot be hunted to advantage except on horseback, 
and in many places one cannot see even then far 
enough to do much with deer. But another animal 
abounds that will give you far more excitemont and 
variety. Years ago some enterprising American 
thought the rich feed on these bottoms would make 
it a good place for a hog ranch. The hogs thought so, 
too, and have thought so ever since. 

All the pork ever harvested has been taken on the 

wing and mighty little at that. But it is the most ex- 
hilarating sport in America, surpassing even the pur- 
suit of tho grizzly bear. The ground between the tule 
patches is well adapted for running, the quality of tho 
ozone is very superior and with a good lively r&zorbaok 
in your rear you can get your mouth wide enough 
open to inhale the climate to the best advantage. Tho 
bright sun and clear dry air aro charmingly adapted 
for displaying to the best advantage the gleam of a 
five-inch spiral of ivory, with edges like razors and 
mounted on each side of jaws that pop like dynamite 
crackers in a bottomless pit of fiery red in a setting of 
bristly black and brown mounted on legsequal to those 
of a deer. You need stovepipe leggings for this hunt- 
ing and it is well to have a lot of dogs to receive the 
charge while you are ambling for the boat. And it 
will need several dogs, too, for no matter how brave 
they may be hardly one of them will be quick enough 
to dodge the whirling swing of a robust boar about 
the time he gets his teeth well anchored in the mud- 
encrusted ham. 

While there are some sloughs along the sides all the 
way down the river in which ducks may be found, it 
will hardly pay to stop for any of them until you 
reach the largo slough known as Hardy's Colorado. 
You will see many ducks flying with snow geeso and 
and white fronted geese (white and gray brant), with 
some Hutchins' geese or "little honkers," as they are 
called in California, with more flocks of sandhill 
cranes than can now bo seen in any part of the country 
that is at all settled. If you stop long enough at 
any one point to find the evening and morning fly- 
ways you can get some good shooting on these, for 
they are very fat on wild flax. It is the common im- 
pression that the sandhill crane is one of the bittern or 
heron family and therefore not good for the table. 
But it is a gramnivorous bird, having nothing in com- 
mon with the fish eaters, and has no equal on this 
Coast for good flavor whon it has good feed, as it has 
here. And nothing in America save the wild turkey 
and the great white sandhill, or whooping crane, is its 
equal in those wild and wary ways that give the real 
charm to everything in the line of game. 

Hugo flocks of white pelicans with black-tipped 
wings, circling high in tho dome of the blue, show 
that you are nearing salt water and curlew and willet, 
with other shoro birds, trotting along tho muddy mar- 
gins of the stream prove still more strongly that the 
river is rising and falling a little every day from the 
tide. Vegetation, too, is growing gradually smaller as 
tho area increases that is overflowed a long time in 
summer from the high water of the river meeting the 
high tides of the gulf. On the river itself there is no 
shooting on ducks or geese, but in some of the sloughs 
and ponds along this lower part that aro formed from 
the overflow of the river the rush of wild fowl is equal 
to the best of old-time flights on the western prairies 
or in the early days of California. Some of these 
sloughs are some distance from the river and can bo 
located only by seeing tho birds flying thereof hearing 
their noise at night. But some are so large and the 
cover so good that it seems impossible to drive the 
game out of them. Even the geese would only circle 
and alight again in some of them, and in most all the 
bottom is hard enough to allow one equipped for wad- 
ing to go where one will. 

Here one may find about all the varieties of ducks 
found on the Pacific Coast, though most of them come 
down the river direct from the great basin of the 
Rooky mountains in the north. Mallards stream 
through the air in long, green-necked ranks, the white 
of tho canvasback flickers through the golden haze 
that rests on tho top of the dense masses of tule, the 
forked rudder of the sprig-tail steers him as gaily 
along the sky as olsewhere, tho plaintiff whistle of the 
widgeon greets us on every breeze that blows across tho 
sloughs, tho red-head and the gad well enliven the 
scene with their noble presence, while teal and ruddy 
ducks, with spoonbills and buffelheads whisk here 
and there, dot the quiet waters of the sunny coves or 
bask in tho sun along the edges. 

Outside of the desert there is nothing in California 
that equals the winter climate of this section. From 
the middle of November until March the air is well 
nigh perfect except when some unusual storm is on the 
Pacific Coast, when it may be cloudy on the river, and 
even cool and drizzling weather may bo mot on the 
edge of a great California storm. But nearly all days 
are bright aud cloudless, with warm air, cool nights 
and perfect freedom from mosquitos and other insects, 
as well as malaria. The nights are cool enough and 
tho air of day dry enough to enable you to keep game 
and take it homo if you have a boat large enough to 
allow you to hang it in the shade. 

Near the mouth of Hardy's Colorado vegetation be- 
gins to dwindle rapidly from the excessive overflow 
and high tides, and is entirely gone long before the 
mouth of the river is reached. Here are vast tracts 
of alluvium making new territory that in time will 
give Mexico more good land than we over got from 
her. This is perfectly flat for many leagues and in 
winter, when the river is at its lowest stage, is per- 
fectly dry. The air also contains the very minimum 
of humidity, and these three conditions make the 
most perfect combination for mirage such as can bo 
seen nowhere else in America. On the flattened por- 
tions of tho Colorado desert one may see beautiful 
lakes, with timbered islands and embowered shores, 
but they aro far away. But on this level plaiu, lying 
under an atmosphere that, even on the very edge of 
the gulf, is as dry as any part of Arizona, the blazing 
sun cuts queer antics from the moment it swings, like 
a ball of fire, over the rugged hills of Sonora. Not 
merely lakes but little ponds and sloughs begin to 
shine with silvery brightness, not a half a mile away, 
or even a quarter, but within a hundred yards or even 
less. And on their shores are cranes and bitterns, and 
on their bright waters ride ducks so natural that you 
can hardly keep the gun on your shoulder, well as you 
know that it is "all in your eye." 

At this point on the river you meet the great tidal 
wave or "bore" of the Colorado. Of course it is very 
much exaggerated. I spent several days where it is 
the strongest, and while it is strong enough to rock the 
boat and probably swamp a badly managed scow, there 

is no wall of water fifteen feet high with perpendicular 
face or anything of the sort. At the time of the spring 
tides it is about eight foet high, and wtth a decided 
crest from coming in in a hurry, but there is nothing 
dangerous or wonderful about it. 

As the river winds through many miles of these dry 
open flats, with the shores becoming ever flatter and 
wetter, the shore birds of all kinds increase, until at 
mouth of the river and below them form a sight that 
probably has no equal on tho Pacific water. As far as 
the eyo can reach down the miles of glistening mud 
that form the shore, snipe, willet and curlew, with 
dowitchers. turnstones, and waders of every iruagin- 
able variety, dot the shores as densely as quail over 
dotted a stubble surrounded by hills* in California. 
That charming bird, Wilson's sn'ipe, is about the only 
one of the long-billed tribe that seems lacking, there 
being not enough fresh water mud to suit his fastidious 
taste. All these are easily got at along the shores at 
low tide, and the tenderfoot who wants something to 
BbOOt can here keep his gun hot on birds that are 
really very good game and that have plenty of feed to 
keep them in good order. 

Here, too, vast flocks of ducks ride the broad waters, 
darkening, not merely acres of the surface of the gulf, 
but whole 'quarter sections, and swinging here and 
there in great clouds that equal any ever seen on the 
prriries of the west or in California 'in the early days. 
Though many of these are scoters and all of them im- 
possible to get at because of lack of cover, it is none 
the less a grand and interesting sight for all those who 
love the action of the wild life of the field quite as 
much as the size of the bag. Nearly all sportsmen at 
some time pass the point where the love of killing is 
predominant while in some it is never so. For all such 
the scenes at the mouth of this river have now no 
Superior in our country, if in the world. 

Though there are line clams along the mouth of the 
river and fine oysters lower down on the gulf, there is 
no fishing in winter worthy of the name. The Color- 
ado salmon is not a salmon at all, is caught with a sot 
lino over night and tows in much like a wet rag in the 
morning and that is about all one can catch in winter. 
What fishing there may bo in summer I know not but 
do know that you want none of it as long as there is 
a trout left in the Sierra Nevada. For the same reason 
you do not need to explore, even in winter, the dreamy 
lines of hills that enclose this bright ribbon of vendure 
the Colorado awakes from tho desert. Arrayed in the 
soft tints that the many metals that the sinking sun 
weaves into the softest and most perfect of all color 
harmony, they are the most deceptive and dangerous 
of all the mountains of our country. The mountain 
sheep yet lingers there in the homo of his fathers un- 
disturbed by men and the fact that he is undisturbed 
is the best of proof that you had better not try to dis- 
turb him. For unless you are not only equipped but 
thoroughly trained for the work, know perfectly well 
what you can stand and how to get along without 
guzzling water every five minutes on a hot day, you 
want to leave in its primeval solitude that worst of the 
deserts of the world that lies on tho west of the lower 
Colorado and from the deck of tho steamer looks BO 
soft and serene that it is all the more dangerous to 
those who do not understand it. 

From Our Exchanges. 

In a recent issue of this journal we saw fit to criticise 
a statement which appeared in the Marysville Demo- 
crat. The following in answer thereto places tho sub- 
ject matter in another light and also contains a few 
germs of reasonable game protection philosophy that 
are worthy of attention. The question oil the limit of 
the individual bag of ducks per day is one that has 
many opponents who argue that this comparatively 
small number is unnecessary and that the requisite 
protection and good will be accomplished if the limit 
is raised slightly. 

"It undoubtedly is true that all men are to a certain 
degree selfish, and we do not claim to be an exception. 
But wo do not write of the scarcity of game in this 
city in the sense conveyed by the esteemed contempor- 
ary in the foregoing. Our intent was to show to what 
extent market hunting is conducted in this vicinity, 
the game birds being killed and shipped to other mar- 
kets than this under contract. And again, we desired 
to show by ample proof that the market hunters aud 
members of clubs now occupy practically all good 
fields for game within reasonable distanco of this 
city. As to the rights of the market hunters, we 
have ever contended they ought to have equal pro- 
tection under the law with sportsmen or club members. 
We have contended that a law that permits the 
the killing of game and at the same time fixes a 
penalty to be applied to a person who sells it is a dis- 
crimination, therefore unjust and unconstitutional in 
California. The correct theory of protection of game 
and fish, as we view it, is to shorten the time in which 
they may be taken and when that will not cover the 
demands limit the number a porson may kill in a day 
or a season. In tho late convention of sportsmen held 
in San Francisco it was tho opinion of members from 
all parts of tho State that present protection is not 
adequate. Then to meet the growing demand for 
greater protectiod the members discussed various 
propositions, including a close season during a 
a period of one or more years. It was decided by 
practically unanimous vote that the conditions do not 
demand a close season covering all of one year or more, 
nor to prohibit the sale entirely. Limitation has been 
successful in several States, and that plan was adopted 
by the convention. To limit the number of ducks and 
quail to twenty-five by a hunter in one day will be just 
to all classes, give them a sufficient number and pre- 
vent slaughtering them on reserved ground or any- 
other place. In all kinds of game a limit has been 
placed on the bag, and that is additional protection 
and justice to all who shoot game." 

The Los Angeles Express of December 20th, in an 
editorial on "the bag limit," calls names and indulges 
in abuse in order to prove that the Breeder and 
Sportsman is an advocate of fish and game slaughter 
(what brought fish into the argument, we cannot un 

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derstand.) We deny the charge emphatically. The 
article we referred to has the ear-marks of similar 
vituperative screeds that are not unfamiliar to local 
sportsman. This particular style of argument — "'San 
Francisco club men have become so notoriously swin- 
nish, "etc., for instance — is poor material with which 
to prove a principle or gain adherents to a worthy 
cause, and continuously emanating from the fountain 
head of the present game protective movement, instead 
of making friends has grown a crop of opposition and 
antagonism that will undoubtedly have an effect not 
desired or contemplated by the "apostles of game pro- 
tection;" may their shadows grow less in the effort to 
get their names on the State pay roll. 

We noted in our issue of October 6th the combined 
bag of about 1100 ducks for a total of twenty guns, on 
the Suisun marsh ponds at the opening day of the sea- 
son. This would give an average of 55 birds to the 
gun. Since the JirM daylof thelpresent season we know 
of 500 guns shooting, from that time to this in the 
Suisun marshes that have not averaged five birds to 
the gun. We again state that the opportunity to bag 
twenty-five birds in a day is the exception. It is esti- 
mated that there is at least 2500 shooters in this city 
and vicinity, we venture to assert that the average has 
not been up to date three ducks per gun. The condi- 
tions for a large bag are not under control of the 

We have not yet expressed our objection to a limit 
of twenty-five ducks or any other limit numbers. 
What we have done and willcontinne to do is to publish 
the sentiment of the many sportsmen who do not 
countenance the designs of the ''apostles of game pro- 

Cartridge and Shell. 

Spare and protect the birds. The Pajaronian has 
the following significant paragraph in this respect: 

"The orchards of this district are now worth several 
million dollars. Their value can be kept up by keep- 
ing down pests; and to keep down pests the battle must 
not be for one day but for nearly all days. Pajaro 
valley produces one per cent, of the apple crop of the 
United States and that one per cent, has sold for as 
much money each year as have three or four per cent, 
of the balance of this nation's apple crop. Good 
prices have been obtained because of the good quality 
of our apples. That quality and that reputation will 
have to be kept to a high standard if the orchard bus- 
iness is to continue as a wealth producer. 

The birds commonly known as bobolinks, meadow- 
larks, orioles, blackbirds, grackles and cowbirds are 
all comprised in a group known as the family icteridae 
which is represented in the United States by twenty- 
nine species and subspecies. In bulletin No. 13 of the 
division of biological survey prepared by P. E. L. Beal, 
B. S., assistant biologist of that division, issued by tho 
Department of Agriculture are discussed the food 
habits of the bobolink, the cowbird, the yellow-headed 
blackbird, the red-winged blackbird, the rusty black- 
bird, Brewer's blackbird, the crow blackbird and the 
boat-tailed grackle. These comprise all the important 
members of the group with the exception of the 
meadowlark and orioles. The ravages of the bobolink 
in the rice fields of the south and of some of the black- 
birds in the grain fields of the upper Mississippi valley 
at planting and harvesting time, are matters of com- 
mon knowledge, but the other food of these and other 
species is not so well khown. The bulletin is devoted 
mainly to the food of the various blackbirds during 
the summer months and is based on a careful examina- 
tion of the contents; of more than 4800 stomachs, re- 
presenting nine species and several subspecies of 
American blackbirds. This examination, while con- 
firming to a certain extent the popular estimate of 
their grain-eating propensities, has shown also that 
during the season when grain is not accessible these 
birds destroy immense quantities of seeds of harmful 
weeds, and that during the whole of the warmer por- 
tion of the year, even when grain is easily obtained, 
they devour a great number of noxious insects. It 
appears that the vegetable portion of the food usually 
considerably exceeds the animal and is chiefly hard 
seeds. The animal portion consists mostly of insects. 
The damage done by the red-wings and some other 
species has partly arisen from the excessive number of 
individuals rather than from the habits of the species, 
and there is no doubt that in the Mississippi valley the 
red-wings and yeliow-heads, and farther west Brewer's 
blackbird, are much too abundant for the interests of 
the grain grower. The bulletin is illustrated with one 
plate and six text figures. 



Letter From a Nevada Angler Showing the 
Need of Legislative Action. 

Mr. J. P. Morrill of Verdi, in tho following letter 
published in the Nevada State Journal, pertinently 
draws attention to a deplorable condition of affairs, 
from the angler's standpoint, in tho Truckee river, a 
stream that should be unequaled as a trout fishing 
water. It is to be hoped that proper action may bo 
taken so that all interests will be observed and that 
the preservation of the river for the angler and as a 
spawning ground for the propagation and preservation 
of the different varieties of trout as a food supply will 
not be impaired. The towns along the Truckee have 
been famous for years as angling resorts, surely this 
fact will be of importance enough to the commonwealth* 
for the proper legislation to remedy existing evils 

The conditions shown will interest many Coast fisher- 
men and are as follows: 

The streams and lakes of this State are fast being 
robbed of their supplies of trout, and if the present 
unregulated methods of taking fish continue, the fish- 
ing industry will soon cease to be remunerative. It is 
very essential that we have an office of Fish Com- 
missioner to look after numerous obstructions, such as 
dams without fish ways; and destructive substances, 
such as sawdust, and other deleterious substances in 
our streams, that may render our water unfit for use. 

Our annual run of fish, which leaves the lakes for the 
purpose of performing their function of reproduction, 
must be permitted to reach the most favorable spawn- 
ing grounds. Almost the entire run of trout which 
leaves Pyramid lake, must deposit their eggs in the 
lower portion of the Truckee river. The eggs having 
been deposited under a thin gravelly covering, heavy 
rains come and the water continues to rise until it has 
become so high and swift that not one of those eggs 
could possibly survive. They may be washed away, 
devoured by insects, or covered to such a depth as to 
be entirely lost. Under the above circumstances the 
eggs perish by millions, and the wonder is, not that so 
many perish, but that any survive at all. 

On the other hand, had we an adequate appropria- 
tion for the maintenance of a hatchery, fully ninety 
per cent of these eggs could be saved, while by the 
natural way of spawning, not more than five per cent, 
become fertilized, and from this amount only a small 
percentage attains to maturity. We have an excellent 
code of protective laws, and all that is now required is 
that we put into practice the art of fish breeding and 
aid in maintaining a natural supply, and, also increase 
the supply beyond its natural limits rapidly enough to 
meet the necessities of a constantly increasing popula- 
tion. To unaid and derange, nature can do but little 
to meet the natural demand for fish to eat, for fishing, 
unsupported by fish culture, will soon destroy a cheap 
and healthful food for thousands of our people. 

Practically, from now on, the Truckee river will be 
divided into two streams, and the great benefit we 
have in the past derived by California stocking the 
headwaters of the Truckee will be cut off for the rea- 
son that for ten months during each year all the water 
in this stream from the paper mill to the power plant 
will be diverted from its natural channel and conveyed 
by pipe and flume to the turbines, and the result will 
be that small fish moving down stream will be destroyed 
by passing through the wheels. During the high 
water of spring when fish can pass over these dams, 
they are migrating up stream, thereby greatly reduc- 
ing the amount of parent fish that we now have, for 
they cannot drop down stream during the period of 
low water. Plantings of trout for the benefit of out- 
people, must be made below the above named establish- 
ments, and I would prefer not to see any fish distributed 
from the hatchery intc the Truckee river, for the ben- 
efit of our State, about the head of the Steamboat 

So thoroughly do I understand the exact condition 
of the Truckee river since the operation of the paper 
mill thereon, we must not approve of the taking of 
eggs to be hatched and planted solely outside our State, 
as it will result in absorbing the only means which we 
have of restocking the various mountain streams 
throughout the eastern portion of this State, which 
are becoming barren of trout. To replenish these 
streams, we will be dependent on the parent fish in the 
Truckee river, as there are few, if any, outside this 
stream, that produce a sufficient amount of parent fish 
to replenish itself. Great care must be taken that we 
do not impoverish the supply of rainbow trout in the 
Truckee river, for sooner or later, we will have to re- 
sort to this stream for planting of trout elsewhere with- 
in this State. If we should be so unfortunate as not to 
secure an approbation for the maintainance of a hatch- 
ery, we must certainly legislate against the affecting of 
the natural breeding throughout our streams. It is 
with regret that I lay down my pen when writing in 
connection with our fishery interests, but I recog- 
nize the value of newspaper space and trust this matter 
may be given the necessary consideration by our com- 
ing Legislature. 

Striped Bass Club Banquet. 

The annual meeting of the San Francisco Striped 
Bass Club was held last Tuesday evening, January 8th. 
The club members and invited guests enjoyed an ex- 
cellent dinner as a preliminary function to the consid- 
eration of club business and the social features of the 

The election of officers resulted in tho unanimous 
choice and re-election of the incumbent board, consist- 
ing of Charles H. Breidenstein, President; James Watt, 
Vice-President; James S. Turner, Secretary, and 
Charles H. Kewell, Treasurer. 

The reports of the secretary and treasurer showed 
that tho club's financial condition was an exceedingly 
healthy one and that tho membership limit of twenty- 
five was complete, with a number of desirable angling 
associates on the waiting list of applicants. 

Within the near futuro and possibly in time for the 
opening of tho fishing season next March the club 
members will have at their convenience a comfortable 
club house, whose sito will probably bo located in tho 
vicinity of Sears Point. 

A committee consisting of Messrs. Breidenstein, 
Watt, Evans, Ashcroft, Lynch and Mitchell wero ap- 
pointed who will make and report upon changes in the 
by-laws of the club. 

During the distribution of the prizes won last season, 
Mr. A. B. .Finch presided as chairman and awarded the 
angling trophies to each of the lucky fishermen with 
appropriate and pleasant presentation speeches, which 
in roturn wero responded to by the winning members. 
The Ripley " high-hook " medal was won by Andy 
Legaspe, who caught the record club fish during the 
year; its weight was nineteen and one-half pounds. 
The conditions for holding the medal are the following: 

" This medal shall remain in the possession of the member catch- 
ing the largest striped bass in conformity with the Club rules. He 
shall surrender it to the member catching a larger bass, and so on. 
This medal shall remain in the permanent possession of the mem- 
ber catching tho largest bass in the season. No witness shall be 
necessary, and all days shall be record days to compete for this 

The prizes next awarded consisted of a choice selec- 
tion of fishing tackle and wero distributed in the order 
following, commencing with the fisherman who caught 
the next largest fish to the bass above mentioned, 
which latter fish weighed eighteen pounds: 

First prize, split bamboo rod, Charles H. Breiden- 
stein; second prize, split bamboo rod, A. Legaspe; third 
prize, Vom Hoffe reel, D. E. Morris; fifth prize, steel 
rod, William Ashcroft; sixth prize, rod case, Louie 
Daverkosen; seventh prize, telescope gaff, Terry Evans; 
eighth prize, japanned tackle box, W. S. Turner; ninth 
prize, leather reel box, Sid Hall; mysterious prize, split 
bamboo rod, Jas. Lynch. This prize had been donated 
by Charles H. Kewell under sealed conditions, which 
directed the prize to be awarded to the club member 
who came nearest to but did not win any regular prize. 

The rules under which the club prizes are competed 
for are as follows: 

Rule I.— The season for taking striped bass shall be between the 
first day of January and the tirst day of December of each year. 

Rule II — The official days when bass may be taken by members 
of the Club shall be on all legal holidays during the season. 

Rule III.— No fish weighing less than three pounds shall count as 
a record fish, and all record fish must be taken with rod and line. 

Rule IV— Any member using a drop line, throw line, or any other 
contrivance but rod and line, on any official day, shall be ineligible 
to compete for a prize on that day. 

Rule V. — All record fish must be weighed in the presence of one 
or more members of the Club. 

During the social session which followed, Mr. Finch, 
Dr. W. E. Brooks, James Turner, James Watt and 
others entertained the assembly with song and story. 
Mr. Ashcroft, although a heavyweight, was tho light 
comedian of the evening. In response to an encore 
Mr. Watt recited tho following lines dedicated to "The 
Hermit Bass" : 

Down in the deep, mud holes I keep, 
And there in the noontime I float and sleep; 
'Neath the springing bog and the sunken log, 
And the waving weeds I lie "incog." 

King of the creek, no angler's hook 
Fills me with dread of the sweaty cook. 
For here I lie and laugh as they try. 
Shall I bite at their bait ? Oh, no— not I ! 

The angler's clam comes floating by, 
But never a moment it cheats my eye; 
Nor is this bass quite such a lout 
As to be by a wading boy pulled out. 

But when the sloughs, with silver gleams, 
Sparkle all starlight and moonlight beams, 
Then look out for the Hermit Bass, 
For he springs and he "rolls" in the shallow pass 
While the tired (?) angler dreams. 

The following members and guests were present: 
Charles F. Breidenstein, J. S. Turner, Andy Legaspe, 
Dr. W. E. Brooks, Charles H. Kewell, A. B. Finch, 
James Watt, William Ashcroft, Bert Spring, E. L. 
Sanford, George Vance, Louie Daverkosen, Terrence 
Evans, J. E. Lower, James Lynch, Clarence Maynard, 
J. X. De Witt aud Nat E. Mead. 

"There is a small boy that I know who is going to 
be a millionaire some day," said Professor Bob McFar- 
land the other day to a group of fishermen who were 
catching big fish in Butler's creek. "At present he 
has only an innocent face splashed with sun spots, over 
which he never even allows the ghost of a smile to 
flicker. I am, as you all know, fond of fishing; so fond, 
in fact, that I don't mind now and then coming back 
from a fishing trip without even having enjoyed the 
sight of a fish. But there is one thing that I cannot 
stand, and that is the guying of my friends, who don't 
understand that the pleasures of a fisherman are not 
solely confined to a big catch. 

"I went fishing the other day for striped bass in a 
small slough which I have always held sacred even 
from my closest friends of the rod. I had no luck, and 
was on my way home when I met this small boy with 
a string of fine fish. His outfit would have caused a 
horse to laugh; but he had the fish and I had none, so 
I did not feel like laughing myself. With my guying 
friends in mind, I struck a bargain with the urchin, 
paying him three prices, and went on my way rejoic- 
ing. Two days later I visited the same creek and had 
tne same luck, not even hooking the big one that 
always gets away. Coming out I met the boy again, 
carrying another string of bass and we struck another 

" 'See here,' said I, somewhat exasperated at his 
luck, 'I'll give you 50 cents if you will tell me how you 
manage to get such a string of bass overy day.' 

"The boy held out for a dollar and got it. 

" 'It's just this away,' said he, 'all the kids around 
here fish more or less and sometimos they catch one or 
two, and I go around and buy 'em up; then I sell 'em 
to some greeny that ain't had no luck. I ain't caught 
a fish myself this year. I ain't had time,' he added, 
with a grin. 

"It is a great scheme, and I don't begrudge him the 
money that he made out of me." 

C. B. Hollywood and J. M. Pariser caught a large 
number of silver smelt last Sunday in the Alameda 
canal at the tipper end of tho Oakland estuary. These 
delicious pan lish are running now in myriads. With 
a Light trout rod and tackle and using black gnat or 
red flies on a No. 14 hook the fisherman can have quite 
a little sport whipping the water for the smelt. 

Coast streams are muddy, rapid and very high. This 
has given the fish a chanco for an unmolested run to 
spawning beds that should be productive of good re- 

Recently grilse weighing from three to seven pounds 
have been caught at Lombard street wharf in fair 

A subscriber of this paper desires to purchase an 
ark. Who has one for sale? 


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[January 12. 1901 


Fattening Poultry for Market. 

We Westerners have a very crude idea 
about the necessity of fattening poultry 
by the forcing process and this nescience 
may in some degree at least account 'or 
the poor quality of the hennery product 
which gluts the Denver market every day 
in the year. We might take some lessons 
in this important cult from European folk. 
There the crates in which the fattening is 
carried on are six and one-half feet long 
by sixteen inches square, inside measure- 
ment. A crate is divided into three com 
partments, each of which holds four or 
five chicks according to size. The crates 
are made of slats running lengthwise on 
three sides and up and down in front. 
The slats may be from one to one and one- 
half inches wide by five-eighths of an inch 

The spaces between the slats in the 
front should be two inches wide to permit 
the chickens to get their heads through 
for feeding. The slats on the bottom 
should be placed three-quarters of an 
inch apart. Each compartment has a 
small sliding door in front. The crates 
are placed on stands from two and one- 
half to three feet from the ground. The 
droppings from the chickens in the crate 
are received on sand or some absorbent 
material below. A light V trough two 
and one-half inches inside is placed in 
front of each crate running the whole 
length of it. The bottom of the trough is 
level with the floor slats of the crate. The 
birds of the larger breeds are best suited 
for fattenfng. Plymouth Rocks and 
Wyandottes are good sorts as well as 
Light Brahmas and Cochins crossed with 
other and lighter breeds. 

The age may be anywhere from three to 
four or even five months and the condition 
of the birds should be such as to indicate 
healthfulness and a tendency to fatten. 
The feed may be barley or wheat, perfer- 
ably oats ground very fine, the seeds and 
hulls being kept in and also thoroughly 
pulverized. The ground grain should be 
mixed with skim milk only. The skim 
milk may be sweet or sour -preferably 
sour. The mixture should have the con- 
sistency of thin porridge so thick that it 
will not run readily and so thin that if a 
large spoonful of it were put on a plate it 
would spread. The chickens should be 
fed from the trough in front of the crate 
three times a day. 

During the first three or four days they 
should be fed quite sparingly. After the 
first week they should be fed as much as 
they will eat dean twice a day. It is de- 
sirable to have the chickens fed in the 
crates from the troughs for about two 
weeks. During the last ten days of the 
fattening period a small portion of tallow 
should be put with the feed at the rate of 
one-half pound a day to about seventy to 
100 chickens, according to size, increasing 
to one pound a day. 

The total sheep receipts last year in 
Chicago, Kansas Citv, Omaha and St. 
Louis exceeded 6,000,000 head. In 1870 in 
Chicago and St. Louis— the only western 
markets at that time — the sheep receipts 
were 444,300. This means an increase of 
five and a half million in thirty years, in 
these four western cities alone, to say 
nothing of the eastern markets or of the 
thousands of town and village markets 
where mutton is bought and sold. Even 
ten years ago mutton could scarcely have 
been given away by the butchers. Scien- 
tific education through the agricultural 
press is one of the factors leading to this 
condition and flockmasters ought to ap- 
preciate this fact more fully. It is now 
well known not only that mutton is a 
pleasant food but is one of the most nutri- 
tious. Thus the prospect is that in the 
future the demand for mutton as a food 
will grow as the knowledge of its worth 
becomes more widely disseminated. 

As we have said before sugar-beet pulp 
may be successfully fed to fatten sheep at 
the rate of twelve to fifteen pounds a head 
daily. At $1 a ton it is cheaper food for 
fattening sheep than corn silage at $3 or 
alfalfa hay at $8 a ton. It cannot, how- 
ever, become a stock food of importance 
outside of a radius of a few miles from the 
sucrnr beet factory until some means is 
invented for expressing the water out of 
it. The best results can be obtained for 
fattening sheep on sugar-beet pulp with 
alfalfa hay. 

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(San Mateo Co., Cal.) 

JANUARY 14th. to 26th. incl. 

Six or More High-class Running Races 
Every Week Day, Beginning at 2:10 
p. m. Last Race by 4:40 p. m. 

Stake Races Evcy Week. Three Races for Jump- 
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Train Service : Trains leave Third and Town- 
Bend streets *an Francisco, for Tanforan Park— At 
7, 10:40 and 11:30 A. m. : 1, 1:30 and i P. H. 

Trains Leave Tanloran Park for San Francisco— 
At 4:15 p. m., followed by several specials. 

43* Rear cars reserved for ladies and their escorts 

Admission to the course, including railroad fare 
both ways, (1.25. 


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The Favorite S. S. Australia sails 
monthly for this Garden Isle. Send for 
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Pneumatic or Gush on Tires. 

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Address 534 1-2 South Spring St. 

Lou Angeles, Cal, 

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The largest and best located sales pavilion 
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Occidental Horse Exchange 


Near Third - - San Francisco. 

Having fitted up the abo/e place especially for 
the sale of harness horses, vehicles, harness, etc., it 
will afford me pleasure to correspond with owners 
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Arrangements can be made for special sales of 
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My turf library Is the largest on this Coast, benoe 
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short head by Georgie B, 2:11V4, in third heat in 
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(Property of John Parkott, Esq.) 

Imp. Hackney Stallion 
Green's Rufus 63 < 4291 > 

Will servo a limited number of approved mares season 1901 

FEE - $75 
Reductions made for two or more mares. 

Every feature connected with the managemtnt of this Hotel was 
introduced for the purpose of adding to the comfort, convenience and en- 
tertainment of guests. 

The policy of providing luxuries such as have made the. Palace famous 
will continue in force, and innovations calculated to still further increase 
its popularity will b* introduced. 

Desirable location, courteous attaches, unsurpassed cuisine and 
spacious apartments are the attributes that have made the Palace the ideal 
place for tourists anil travelers who visit San Francisco. 

American Plan. European Plan. 

The Fast and Game Race 


By Direct, 2:05 Sire of Directly, 2:03}, and 

25 others in standard time. 
Dam Vera (Dam of Rey Direct, 2:10 and Do 
Veras, 2:11}) by Kentucky Volunteer. 

Will make the Seaoon of 1901 to 30 approved 
Marra only at 

Pleasanton Race Track 


Return privilege or money refunded on veterinary 
certificate that mare bred is not in foal. 
Rey Direct is as sure a foal getter as any horse in 


Good pasturage for mares $3.00 per month. (No 
barbed wire. 

For Special Stake for foals. of RKY DIRECT ($500 added by owner of horse), tabulated pedigree 
and full particulars, address 

GEO. A. DAVIS, Pleasanton, Cal. 

ALTA VELA 2:154. 

Registered No. 22,449. 

Son of the Mighty ELECTIONEER. 

Dam Lorlta 2: M 1-2 by Piedmont !)i)4: second dam Latly Lowell [dam of . Lady well 2:1H 1-2 and Lorita 
2:18 1-2) by St. Clair; third dam Laura, darn of sire of Occiilent 2:16 1-4. 

Will make a short season beginning February 1, 1901, at 

Woodland Race Track Terms $50 the Season. 

Mares will be met at train by competent man. Best of care taken but no responsibility assumed 
for accidents or escapes. Usual return privileges. Kills payable at time Of Bervioe and must be 
settled before removal of mare. Pasturage $3 per month. Address 8. A HOOPER. 

Kh«*i Track, Wood land , Cal. 

Pedigrees Tabulated 

Sportsman, .16 Geary street, San Francisco, Cal. 

and type written ready for framing. 
Write for prices. Breeder and 


Chicago, Ills. 

Stakes to Close TUESDAY, January 15, 1891, for the 

Summer Meeting of 1901, 

Beginning* Saturday, June 2 2d. 
En dine: Saturday, July 20th. 

Overnight Handicaps. $1,000 and Upward. No Purses Less than §600. 

SPECIAL NOTICE. — No entry will be received for any of these Stakes, except upon the condition: That all disputes, 
claims and objections arising out of the racing, or with respect to the interpretation of the conditions of any Stake?, shall 
be decided by the Racing Stewards present or those whom they may appoint, and their decisions upon all points shall be final. 



A sweepstakes for Three-year-olds; $25 to accompany nomina- 
tion, $225 additional to start; $20,000 added, of which to tin- 
second and $aJW> to the third horse. A winner of a three-year-old 
stakes of the value of $3000 to carry 31bs.;of two such stakes, or one 
of $5000 each, 5 lbs.; of three or more three-year-old stakes of the 
value of $3000 each, 7 lbs. extra. Maidens allowed 7 lbs. To be 
un the first day of the meeting.— One »it7* and a half. 


A sweepstakes for three-year-olds: $10 to accompany tho 
nomination, $75 additional to start; $4000 added, of which $1000 to 
the second and $500 to the third horse. A winner of a three-year- 
old stakes of the value of $1500 to carry 3 lbs.; of two such stakes or 
one of $4000, 5 lbs; of three or more three year old stakes of the 
value of $1500, (selling stakes exceptad), or of one of the value of 
$7000, 7 lbs. extra. Maidens allowed 7 lbs.— One mile and a (juarttr 


A sweepstakes for fillies, three years old; $10 to accompany 
nomination, $50 additional to start; $2000 added of which $400 to the 
second and $200 to the third horse. A winner of a three-year-old 
stakes of the value of $1500 to carry 3 lbs.; of two such stakes, 5 lbs. 
of three or more such stakes, or of one of the value of $5000, 7 lbs. 
extra. Maidens allowed 7 lbs.— One mile. 


A sweepstakes for three-year-olds; $10 to accompany the 
nomination, $50 additional to start; $3»«> added, of which $4000 to 
the second and $200 to the third horse. A winner of a three-year, 
old stakes of the value of $5000, or of three or more such stakes of 
the value of $1500 each, to carry 5 lbs. extra. Non-winners of two 
three-year-old races of the value of $1500 each allowed 3 lbs-; of one 
such race, 5 lbs.; of one of $1000, 8 lbs.; of one of $500, 12 lbs. Maidens 
allowed 17 lbs.— One mile. 



A selling sweepstakes for three-year-olds and upward; $10 to 
accompany the nomination, $25 additional for naming to start; 
$2»lo addeil, of which $400 to the second and $200 to the third horse. 
Weights 5 lbs. above the scale. The winner to be sold at auction. 
Those entered to bo sold for $5000 to carry full weights; if for $4000, 
allowed 5 lbs.; then 3 lbs-, for each $500 to $3000; then 1 lb. for each 

$100 to $2000. Winners of a stakes this year, after the closing of 
entries, and prior to June 9th, when carrying weight for age, or 
more, not to ho entered for less than $4000; after June 9th, $5000. 
Starters, with selling prices, to be named through the entry box. at 
the usual hour of closing, the day prior to the race. More than two 
can be named by the same owner, but only two in the same interest 
can start: but the starting fees must bo paid for all named — One 
mile and a furlong. 


A selling sweepstakes for three-year-olds and upward; $10 to 
accompany the nomination, $25 additional for naming to start; 
$2000 added, of which $400 to the second and $200 to the third horse. 
The winner to hi; sold at auction. Those entered to be sold for 
$4(110 to carry weight for age: for $3om. allowed 5 pounds; then 2 
lbs. for each $5011 to $2000; then 1 lb. for each $10O to $1000. Win- 
ners of a stakes this year, after the closing of entries, and prior to 
June 9th, when carrying weight for age, or more, not to be entered 
for less than $3000: after June 9th, $4000. Starters, with selling' 
prices, to be named through the entry box, at the usual hour of 
closing, the day prior to the race. More than two can be named 
by the same owner, but only two in the same interest can start; 
but the starting fees must be paid for all named. One mile and 
half a furlong. 


A sweepstakes for three-year-olds and upward: $10 to accom- 
pany the nomination, $50 additional to start: $2500 added, of which 
MOO to the second and $200 to the third horse. Weights to be an- 
nounced three days before the race. A winner of any race after 
the weights are posted to carry five pounds extra. One mile and a 


A sweepstakes for three-year-olds and upward; 110 to accom- 
pany tin; nomination, $50 additional to start; 13000 added, of which 
$750 to the second and $250 to the third horse. Weights to be an- 
nounced three days before the race. A winner of any race after 
the weights are posted to carry 5 lbs. extra. One mile and a half 


For three-year-olds and upward: $10 to accompany the nom- 
ination, $75 to additional to start; $5ooo added, of which $750 to 
the second and $250 to the third horse. Weights to be announced 
three days before the race. A winner of any race after the weights 
are posted to carry 5 lbs. extra. One mile, one and one-half 


A sweepstakes for three-year-olds and upward; $10 to accom- 
pany the nomination, $125 additional to start; $7500 added, of which 
$1000 to the second and $500 to the third horse. Weights to be an- 
nounced three days before the race. A winner of any race after 
the weights are posted to carry 5 lbs. ext ra. One mile and a quarter. 



A sweepstakes for fillies, two years old: $10 to accompany 
the nomination $50 additional to start; $2000 added, of which $400 
to the second and $200 to the third horse. A winner of stakes of 
the value of $1000 to carry 3 lbs.: of two such stakes, 5 lbs.: of 
three or more such stakes, 7 lbs. extra. Maidens allowed 5 lbs. 
Five furlongs. 


A sweepstakes for colts, two years old; $10 to accompany the 
nomination, $50 additional to start. $2000 added, of which $400 to 
the second and $200 to tin? third horse. A winner of a stakes of 
the value of $1000 to carry 3 lbs.: of two such stakes, 5 lbs.; of 
three or more such stakes, 7 lbs. extra. Maidens allowed 5 lbs. 
Fire furlongs. 


A sweepstakes for two-year-olds: $10 to accompany the nom- 
ination. $50 additional to start; $2000 added, of which $400 to the 
second and $200 to the third horse. A winner of a stakes of the 
value of 11000 to carry 3 lbs.: of two such stakes, 5 lbs.; of three or 
more such stakes. 7 lbs. oxtra. Maidens allowed 5 lbs. Fire 


A sweepstakes for two-year-olds: $10 to accompany the nom 
ination. $50 additional to start; $20«) added, of which $400 to the 
second and $200 to the third horse. A winner of a stakes of the 
value of $1000 to carry 3 lbs.: of two such stakes, or of the Lake- 
side, Kenwood or May wood Stakes, 5 lbs.; of three or more such 
stakes, 7 lbs. extra. ' Maidens allowed 5 lbs. Five and a half 


A sweepstakes for two-year-olds; $10 to accompany the nom- 
ination, $50 additional to start; $2000 added, of which $400 to the 
second and $200 to the third horse. A winner of a stakes to carry 
3 lbs.; of two stakes, 5 lbs.; of threa or more stakes, 7 lbs. extra. 
Maidens allowed 7 lbs. Four furlongs. 


A sweepstakes for two-year-olds; $10 to accompany the nom- 
ination, $100 additional to start; $5000 added, of which $1000 to the 
second and $500 to the third horse. Weights 5 lbs. below the scale. 
A winner of a stakes of the value of $1000 to carry 3 lbs ; of two 
such stakes, 5 lbs ; of three or more such stakes, or of the Edge 
water Stakes. 8 lbs. extra. Maidens allowed 5 lbs. Six furlongs 


A sweepstakes for two-year-olds; $10 to accompany the nom- 
ination $50 additional to start; $2000 added, of which $400 to the 
second and $200 to the third horse. Weights to be announced two 
days before the race. Sir furlongs. 

Please note that the Entrance Fee must accompany nominations. Turfmen failing to receive entry blanks can obtain them by application to the Secretary (to 
whom all communications should be addressed), or at tho office of the Breedek and Sportsman. 

JAMES HOWARD, Secretary, 
Sixty-first Street and South Park Avenue. Chicago. 

January 12, 1901] 


The Highly Bred Stallion 


Full Brother to J. A. McKerron 2:09 to Wagon. 

By NUTWOOD WILKES 2:16(4, sire of John A. McKerron 2:0!), Who Is It 2:10^, 
Claudius 2:13!4. Georgie B. 2:12J4. Bob Ingersoll 2:14^ and other standard performers. 

Dam Ingar (dam of John A. McKerron 2:09, Wilkes Direct 2:22% and Thursday 
2:24). by the old champion Director 2:17, sire of Directum 2 05^. Direct 2:05'/.i, Direction 
2'lOji, Evangeline 2:11^, Margaret S. 2:1SH and others; second dam Annie Titus (dam 
of Annie C. 2:25) by Echo 462, sire of Echora 2:23'/2 (dam of Direct 2:05>/ 2 ) and 16 others 
in list; third dam Tiffany mare (dam of Gibraltar 2:22!i), sire of Our Dick 2:10^. 
Homestake 2:UH and others) by Owen Dale, son of Williamson's Belmont. 

W/ll I^F^ niRFCT is a aarl! bay ' 15,3 nancis and "'eighs 1200 pounds. Well 
WIl-IVCO UlRLvl formed and of kind disposition; will make the season of 
1901 at the stables of T. W. Barstow on the Alameda Avenue 

Near Race Track, San Jose, Gal. 

From February 1st to June 1st. 

TERMS $40 THE SEASON or $50 

To insure a mare in foal. 

Good pasturage $3 per month. No wire fencing. Every care taken to prevent 
accidents or escapes, but no responsibility should any occur. Address 


Telephone No. West 181. San Jose, Cal. 


WILKES DIRECT 2:2i 1=2. 

Full Brother to J. A. McKerron 2:09. 

Bonnie Direct 2:051 

World's Record for Pacers in Firs 
Season's Campaign. 

Winner of fastest 5-heat race paced in 1900. Win 
ner of Chamber of Commerce Stake at Detroit 
Blue Hill Stake at Readville, and three othe 
great races. Biggest money winner of "New' 
Pacers of 1900, having $7,575 to his credit therirs 
year out. 

Sired rjy Direct 2:051. Sire of Directly 2:03] 
Directum Kelly 2:08', Etc. 

Dam BON BON 2:26 (dam of Bonsilene 2:14'.,) 
by Simmons 2:28, sire of Helen Simmons 2:11'4 
New York Central 2:13, etc. Also sire of dams o 
Owyhee 2:11, and Fereno 2:10?ii, as a three-year 
old, and winner of this season's (1900) Kentuck; 

Second Dam BONNIE WILKES 2:29, by Georg 
Wilkes 2:22. 

Third Dam BETTY VILEY, by Bob Johnson, 
thoroughbred son of Boston. 

RONNIF lllPFf T is a °'ack stallion, 15& hands high, weighs 1100 lbs. Is a good individual, 
u "' 1 l/ll\L,w 1 ij as Des t of feet and legs, and is absolutely sound in every way. 

BONNIE DIRECT will serve a limited number of approved mares during season of 1901, at SI OO 
the season, with return privilege if mare proves not with foal, and horse is alive and in my possession. 
Money due at time of service or upon removal of mare. Every care taken to prevent accidents or 
escapes, but no responsibility should any occur. Pasturage for mares at reasonable rates. 



Pleasanton, Cal. 

Summary of Three of Bonnie 
Direct's Races. 

Chamber of Commerce Stakes, $5,000, at 

Bonnie Direct 9 6 8 1 1 1 

Annie Thornton 14 I 12 2 2 

Hal McEwen 1 11 2 8 4dis 

Pussy Willow 8 3 11 3 3 ro 

George C 3 4 3 4 5 ro, Cobbett 4 7 4 5 dr, Duch- 
ess 11 13 5 6 dr, Joe Wheeler 12 9 7 7 dr, Fred 
Wilton 2 2 9 dis, Mt. Clemens Boy 5 6 6 dr, 
Louis E Middleton 6 8 12 dr, Sport 7 10 10 dr, 
Gamecock 10 12 dr, Connie 13 dr, Little Frank 

Time— 2:10!4,2;12M, 2:13?i:2:13; 2:12'4, 2:12J£. 

2:13 Class, pacing, purse $1,500, at Colombu s - 

Bonuio Direct 2 5 111 

Johnny Agan 1 1 2 2 3 

Lady Piper 3 2 3 4 2 

Freilmont 5 3 4 3 4 

Red Light 4 4 5 dr, Prince Exurn dis. 

Time-0:31, 1:02%, 1:34, 2:05'<f; 0:33,—, l:05'/ 2 , 
1:38^, 2:10',; 0:32; l:03'/4, 1:34V4, 2:07^; 0:3114, 
1:04H, 1:37%, 2:08%; 0:31M, 1:03%, 1:36. 2:08M- 

Blue Hill Stake, $3,000, at Readville. 

Bonnie Direct Ill 

Sallie Hook 2 2 8 

Evolute 5 3 2 

Annie Thornton 4 4 3 

Paul Revere 3 5 4, Dark Wilkes 6 7 5, Tommy 
W. 7 6 7, Argo Director 8 8 6, Lady Allright 
9 9 9, Beauty Spot dis, P. H. Flynn dis. 

Time— 2:07%, 2:09^, 2:10^. 

Rose Dale 


Home of 

DALY 2:15. 

DALY 2:15 



By Whips 2:27H by Electioneer. 

Santa Rosa,SonomaCo.,Cal. 

The farm has some good prospects for 
the racing season of 1901, and roadsters 
for sale. 


HOLSTEINS — Winners of every 7 days' butter 
contest at State Fair 1899 1st & 2d for aged cows, 
4-yr., 3-yr. and 2-yr.-olds; 21 Jerseys and Durhams 
competing. 5th year my Holsteins have beaten 
Jerseys for butter. Stock for sale; also pigs. F. 
H. Burke, 626 Market St., S. F. 

Breed to Speed. Size and Style 
GEO. W. ARCHER, 25,492 bh ie hands. 

Sired by the Great 

ALLERT0N 2:09 1=4, sire of 

CHARLEY HAYT 2:07|, GAYTON 2:08}, ALVES 2:09$, and 79 others with 

standard records. 

First Dam Tot 2:24 by Young- Columbus Jr. 6429. 
Second Dam Young Maggie by Vermont Volunteer. 
Third Dam Old Maggie. 

Will make the season of 1901 at PLEASANTON RACE TRACK. 

Return privilege of mare does not prove with foal and horse is alive and in my possession. Money 
due at time of service or on removal of mare. 

Every care taken to prevent accidents and escapes, but no responsibility should any occur. 
Pasturage for mares at reasonable rates. 

Address WM. K WELCH, Pleaeanton, Cal. 
NOTE — I will take a few horses to train and raco on the California circuit. Terms reasonable. 


No. 370 American Hackney Stud Book. 

'.Hackney Pony Stallion, 13.3! hands. 

The only representative stallion in America of the two best British Hackney 

Pony Strains. 

Both his sire and dam lines have long been recognized as the surest producers of beauty of con- 
formation, combined with true, high and spirited action. 

SIR GIBBIE 2D will stand at Menlo Stock Farm during the soason of 1901 at «30. Mares will 
be boarded by the season, or during service, at the rate of Ten ($10) Dollars per month. 

Apply to JAMES McDONALD, Supt. Menlo Stock Farm, 

Man Matfo County, Cal. 

Stallion Cards, 

office. Write for prices. 

with tabulated pedigrees carefully and accu- 
rately compiled, printed at short notice at this 
Breeder and Sportsman, 36 Geary St.. San Francisco. 

C. C. registered prize herd is owned by Henry 
Pierce, San Francisco. Animals for sale. 


Dairy Stock specially. Hogs, Poultry. Estab- 
lished 1876. William Niles & Co., Los Angeles, 

W. A. SHIPPEE, Avon. Cal., Standard-bred 
Trotting, Carriage and Road Horses, Jacks. Mules 
and Durham Bulls for Sale. 


Ira Barker Dalziel 


Pancy Carriage. Saddle and Road Horses for Sale 

Office and stable: 605 Golden Gate Avenue, San 
Francisco, Cal. Telephone South 651. 

I>X*. W IXX, F*. FJ 

M. R. C. V. S., F. E. V. M. S. 


Member of the Royal College of Veterinary 
Surgeons, England; Fellow of the Edinburg 
Veterinary Medical Society; Graduate of the New 
Veterinary College, Edinburgh; Veterinary Sur- 
geon to the S. F. Fire Department; Live Stock 
Inspector for New Zealand and Australian Colonies 
at the port of San Francisco; Professor of Equine 
Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Depart- 
ment University of California: Ex-President of 
the California State Veterinary Medical Associa- 
tion; Veterinary Infirmary, Residence and Office, 
San Francisco Veterinary Hospital. 1117 Goldon 
Gato Avenue, near Webster St., San Francisco: 
Tolephono West 128. 

Richelieu (afe 

Junction^ JWnv 



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Eighteenth Annual Trials 


Pacific Coast 
Field Trials Club 



Coronado Beach 

Commencing Monday , Jan. 14, 1901 

Annual Derby 

Members' Stake 
All-Aged Stake 

Champion Stake 

Entries for All-Aged Stake close Saturday, 
December 15, 1900. 

W. S. TEVIS, President. 

ALBERT BETZ. Secretary, 
No. 637 Parrott B'Id'g., S. F . Cal, 
WFor Entry Blanks and Information address the 
.secretary . 

The Fox Terrier yj 

A. K. C. S. B. 52,089. 
By Visto (the sire of Champion Veracity) ex 
Eggesford Dora. A winning dog on the Eastern 
Bench Show Circuit and on the Coast. At stud to 
a limited number of approved bitches. He has al- 
ready proved himself to bo a good sire, and should 
improve the quality of the breed on the Coast 
Fee, $15 in advance. For particulars address 

Chas. K. Harley, 844 Harrison St., S. F 



(OlenheiKh Jr.— titella) 


(Plain Sam— Dolly Dee II) 


II. M. DODGE, Manager, 
'Bakerxfleld, Kern Co., Cal. 
Boarding Pointer puppies and well broken dogs 
for sale. 


Champion Guy Silk 

No. 39,168, by BENDIGO— MAUD S. II. 
Fee, 815.00. 
For particulars address 

Care of DR. M. J. MURRAY, 
Bay View Srableg, San Bafael, Cal. 

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[January 19, 1901 


Proof That Harness Horse Matters are Very 
Much Alive in California. 

The list of money winners on the California circuit 
in 1900, published in our recent holiday number, showed 
that in spite of the false reports sent out by the Knock- 
ers' Club harness racing made a very good showing in 
this State last year. Thero were 32 horses in that list 
that won upwards of a thousand dollars each and ten 
whose earnings exceeded two thousand dollars. 

The entries and payments made on the three princi- 
pal California colt stakes for trotters, on the first of 
January this year, are further proof that there are 
many owners in this State who have faith in the busi- 
ness and believe that the future is worth banking on 
to the extont of payments in these stakes at least. 

The Pacific Breeders' Futurity, for which $(1000 is 
guaranteed by the Pacific Coast Trotting Horse 
Breeders' Association, had 305 mares bred in 1900 
named in it. The second payment was due on the 2d 
instant, and payment was made on 241, which shows 
that a large percentage of the mares are considered to 
bo safely with foal. The next payment on this stake 
will not be due until January 2, 1902, when the foals 
will be weanlings and if the average good luck prevails 
with the colts and fillies that come this year, this pay- 
ment should bo made on at least two hundred foals, 
especially as the substitution clause in the conditions 
of the stake will not expire until the date of that pay- 
ment. There is every promise of the Pacific Breeders' 
Futurity for foals of 1900 to be trotted and paced in 
1902 and 1903 furnishing four of the greatest colt races 
ever seen in California. A full list of the mares on 
which second payment has been made, together with 
the names of mares substituted, is published in this 
issue of the Breeder and Sportsman. 

The Occident Stake of 1903, original entries for 
which closed January 1st, received one hundred en- 
tries, the largest number in the history of the stake. 
As this payment is $10 it will be seen that there is 
already the neat sum of $1000 to the credit of this 
very popular stake. 

For the Occident Stake of 1902, on which there were 
ninety-seven original entries, second payment of $15 
has been made on fifty-nine, which brings the amount 
already in that stake to $1855. The Occident Stake of 
1901, to be trotted at the State Fair this year had 
sixty-five original entries at $10 each; second payment 
of $15 was made on forty-eight, and third payment 
of $25 has now been made on twenty-six entries. It 
will be seen that this stake is already worth $2025 and 
allowing $500 additional to be obtained from starting 
fees the stake will be worth close to $2500 this year of 
which sixty per cent, will go to the winner. As the 
stakes of 1902 and 1903 showed largely increased entries 
of the one to be trotted this year their values will 
doubtless be increased in the same relative proportions. 

The Stanford Stake, another of the State Agricul- 
tural Society's events for three year old trotters shows 
a healthy increase. The stake of 1901 had fifty original 
entries at $5 each or $250; second payment of $5 was 
made on forty-three foals, or $215; third payment of 
$10 each was made on twenty-live which puts $250 
more to the credit of this stake or a total of $715 to 
date. Another payment of $10 to be made before the 
race will bring it up to something near $800 in value 
this year. The Stanford Stake of 1902 closed with 
seventy-two entries at $5 each or $300; second payment 
has been made on fifty of these at $5 which adds $250 
to the first named sum, or a total of $010 with two pay- 
ments of $10 each yet to come. The prospects are that 
this stake will be worth nearly $1000 to the winner. 
The Stanford Stake of 1903 will close about May 15th 
this year for foals of 1900, and will get a big list of 

As the payments made in the Occident and Stanford 
Stakes this year show that there will be a larger num- 
ber of three year olds in training than for several years 
past, we renew our suggestions to the district associa. 
tion to inaugurate colt stakes for district trotters and 
pacers. They will not only encourage the breeding 
and training of harness horses but will add very 
attractive features to the regular program of the 
annual fairs. 

Percheron Sta llion for Sale. 

The four year old Perchoron stallion Native Son, 
bred by Jos. Blondin, of Livermore, is offered for sale 
in our advertising columns. Native Son is a grandly 
bivd"horse and a sure foal getter, having been bred to 
eight mares last year and all of them are in foal. He 
will make a ton horse when fully matured. There will 
be many mares bred to good draft stallions in Cali- 
fornia this year and Native Son should be well patron, 
ized if placed in the stud. He took second prize at 
the Tanforan Horse Show last October in the class for 
throe year old draft stallions, there being five horses 

Denver Races. 

The following is from the Denver Republican of a 
recent date: 

The meeting in the rooms of the Gentlemen's Driv- 
ing and Riding Club was largely attended by the 
representative breeders, owners and drivers of this 
vicinity. The attendance was so large and of so varied 
a character that all who may b in any manner inter- 
ested in the Juno meeting Wore either on hand or 
represented. A full discussion was had concerning the 
classes that will make up the program, and many 
changes were suggested, some of which were acted 
upon. Others will be considered at a later time. 

Joseph A. Osner called the meeting to order, and 
called upon Secretary William Sehuckman to read the 
provisional program that had been prepared. Tho 
horseman suggested many changes in the classes and 
many more in the arrangement of races. The races 
that will certainly be on the program are all the early 
closing events. The entries for these will open as soon 
as an office room is secured, and will close on March 1. 
The early closing harness events are : For three-year- 
old pacers, purse $1000; three-year-old trotters, purse 
$500; two-year-old pacers, purse $500; two-year-old 
trotters, purse $500; 2:25 trot, purse $000, and the 
three events of the Gentlemen's Riding and Driving 

Races that are definitely upon the program and 
which will not be changed, except possibly as to their 
place upon the lists, are the 2:09, 2:11 and free-for-all 
pace. The other pacing races announced are, in 
classes, the 2:27, 2:16, 2:32, 2:23, 2:40 and 2:14, and of 
the trotting classes, the 2:14, 2:35, 2:20, 2:27, 2:18, 2:40, 
2:22 and 2:11. Any of these last-named may have been 
made for classes lower than 2:11, but the experience 
of past years has been that those classes would not 
fail. The association does not intend, if it can prevent 
it, to open any classes that will not fill and eventually 
find a place on the program. 

A second stake has been opened for Colorado-bred 
thoroughbred runners. It will be a five-furlong dash, 
entries to close at tho samo time as those for the Colo- 
rado Derby, probably March 1. Tho five-furlong race 
will be for two-year-olds. 

Edwin Gaylord will leave in a few days for California 
where he will interview the owners and trainers to see 
what horses will be brought over the mountains. The 
announcement has been made that there will be no 
harness racing on the Coast in the early summer, and 
the Denver meeting will thus be the first at which the 
California horses may start. 

Portland Items. 

(Rural Spirit. j 

Mr. L. C. McCormack has purchased the dam of 
Deceiver 2:15 and will breed her to his McKinney stal- 
lion Harry McC. 

W. O. Trine of Eugene writes that his stable of 
horses is wintering well. Al Me is stronger and better 
than over, and will be a hard one to beat in the 2:15 
pace. He has also a few green ones and some young- 
sters for the two year old stake. 

Albuquerque, one of the noted sires of the! Pacific 
Northwest, died last Monday at T. J. Matlock's stock 
ranch near Heppner, the cause of death being kidney 
trouble. Albuquerque was of Alwood-Bellfounder 
stock, and was 19 years old. 

The Portland Hunt Club, recently formed in this 
city for the promotion of horse back riding, has the 
promise of large membership in a short time. Secre- 
tary Chase says he expects to enroll 100 names before 
spring opens. 

W. F. Mattock, now of Skagway, Alaska, is back to 
Oregon in search of draft horses for that place. This 
will bo tho fifth shipment from here to Alaska, the 
fourth shipment being made last week. He says heavy 
draft horses are in demand in Alaska, and are likely to 
be for some time, but there are very few left now in 
Eastern Oregon. He will visit portions of the Willam- 
ette valley in quest of a carload. 

Sister to C harley H ayt Dead. 

The Terrace Stock Farm, Titusville, Pa., suffered a 
severe loss on January 2d when the two year old filly 
Novello, sister to Charley Hayt 2:07j, while being 
ground broken, reared and fell and was injured so 
badly as to necessitate killing her. This filly was pur- 
chased by the proprietor of Terrace farm, J. C. Mc- 
Kinney, a-t the recent Fasig-Tipton sale, $1275 being 
paid for her, the -highest figure paid for a yearling at 
that auction. Unlike her famous brother, whose 
record of 2:07i| pacing was made in his first winning 
heat at the Buffalo Grand Circuit meeting, Novello 
was a pure guited trotter and gave promise of proving 
a fast mare. She was by Allerton 2:09], dam High- 
lawn Maid (dam of Charley Hayt 2:07i|, and sister to 
Rensselaer Wilkes 9:11}), by Alcantara 2:23. Mr. Mc- 
Kinnoy has another promising Allerton filly in Nysa, 
sister of Kaffa 2:19], etc., her dam being Cyprui 2:22i, 
by Strathmore. 

Give the Youngsters a Chance. 

Agricultural colleges are now established in every 
state. We are sending our next generation of farmers 
to these schools to fit them for battling with close 
competition on all matters pertaining to successful 
farming. These schools of training are commendable, 
but the large per cent of the farmers of the future will 
come from the farms without the advantage of science 
as developed in these schools. It therefore stands us 
in hand to make tho best use of our homo schools — the 
farms themselves. Every boy and girl likes to own 
something and for educational purposes alone they 
should own something. 

Nothing fills the bill better than an incubator and a 
flock of poultry. It cultivates a sense of care and busi- 
ness management that would be lacking when they 
were called out to do business with a competing public. 
It is during this time of life that impressions arc most 
permanent, good or bad. The writer was a boy once, 
raised on a farm; owned every colt — or rather owned a 
new colt every spring— owned it until it become really 
valuable; then he had the privilege of trading it for 
the youngest again and was educated to think the 
young colt more valuable for a boy than the colt old 
enough to bring a good price. 

The result of this line of training and encourage- 
ment was that he landed in business at twenty-one. a 
regular pumpkinhead to do anything. Tho farm had 
no attractions for him. He could see nothing in it but 
plow and harrow and doing without money from crop 
to crop. I am not blaming Dad — he simply did not 
know how to educate a boy. Had there been an agri- 
cultural college or other school that occurred to him 
to be a good thing for a boy, money would not have 
stood in the way. As stated, he was not aware that he 
ran the best school on earth right at home among 

Of course, we would rather the farmer would buy an 
incubator for his boys, but rather than see them grow 
up without ideas of business cares and management it 
would certainly pay to give them a start, even if it 
was nothing more valuable than hens and chicks. 
Boys and girls like to own something. As soon as they 
are old enough to play marbles they will want to own 
the marbles and a rope at least. In buying an incubator 
for the young poultry raiser it is just as important to 
have a good one — large enough for business and well 
enough made to do the work properly — as it is that his 
father has a good implement for his work. Give the 
youngsters a fair chance. — M. M. Johnson. 

Foreign Demand Still Active. 

David Bonner issues for the National Trotting Asso- 
ciation the export certificates of trotting horses leaving 
New York. These certificates are recognized by the 
customs; authorities of Europe and by the trotting 
associations, and no hoi"se can compete without one. 
The foreigners take more logical precautions against 
ringers than we do. During the past month thirty- 
eight certificates have been issued, and as usual with 
three exceptions they are all for stallions or mares. 
The Austrians, who are the principal buyers, have no 
use for geldings, but are keenly alive to the value of a 
good mare. They certainly made no mistake when 
they bought such good ones as Neeretta 2:091. Con- 
tralto 2:10, Bertha Lee 2:13A, and Normeda 2:15}, and 
several others with slower records. The stallions they 
bought were also of good value, and in Greenbrino 
2:10f, they have a horse who will do himself justice. 
During the spring and summer the export trade in line 
trotters was almost dead, yet the total number of cer- 
tificates issued from January 1st to December 24th is 
251, while a large number of trotting-bred roadsters 
have been exported without certificates. The fc reign 
demand is still active and will continue so. 

Scarcity of the Cavalry Type. 

The followiug from tho Salt Lake Tribune is inter- 
esting: "There is a great scarcity of the cavalry type 
of horses, "said Veterinary Surgeon John Tempeny 
of the Ninth Cavalry at tho Cullen yesterday, ''be- 
cause of the great draft the United States and other 
governments have made in the last two years. In 
Wyoming, for instance, our government gathered up 
all of the desirable, high standard horses, and then tho 
English army officers came along and picked up tiOO 
others, for the Englishmen are content to put up with 
a lower grade of animal than the American army 
authorities. There are no more cavalry horses in 
Nevada and the market generally is bare and will be 
for some time. Prices are stiff and our government 
was paying $100 to $125 for the grade of animal re- 
quired; but the demand for the Philippines is falling 
off with the return of quieter times there, and the 
war in South Africa is over, so there is not much call 
now for horses for army purposes and general prices 
art going down." 

The old-time trotter Leander 2:24, died a few weeks 
ago. He was foaled in 1871 and in 1879 was bought by 
William K. Vanderbilt of New York for $10,000. 

January 19, 1901] 



Second Payment Made on 214 Mares in the 
$6000 Stake. 

Following is a list of the mares named in the Pacific 
Breeders Futurity on which second payment was made 
January 2, 1901. They are arranged under their own- 
ers and the sire of the mare bred, and the stallion bred 
to are given. It will be noticed that the substitutions 
are not numerous: 

Stallion bred to 

T. W. Barstow, San Jose. 

Princess Airlie by Nutwood Wilkes Direct 

E. J. Baldwin, Arcadia. 

Sulta B. by Sultan Neernut 

Geo. T. Beckers, Los Angeles. 

Whisper by Almont Lightning Stam B. 

C. K. Book, Los Angeles. 

Leonora by Dashwood McKinney 

Jennie Mc by McKinney Steinway 

R. H. Bonner, Niles. 

Cigarette by Rustler Diablo 

Harvey Boone, Bodie. 

Juno by Kent Stranger 

I. L. Borden, San Francisco. 

Allie Cresco by Creseo Nutwood Wilkes 

Alice Belle by Washington Hamb. Wilkes 

* Fanny Vorhees by Dan Vorhees Altamont 

Jacob Broillier, Visalia. 

* Ethel Bassler by Robert Bassler Stoneway 

Alex. Brown, Walnut Grove. 

Francisca by Almont 33 McKinney 

♦Penelope Nushagak 

Nosegay by Langton 17,536 Prince Ansel 

A. W. Bruner, Los Angeles. 

Lou by Ira Stanton Wilkes 

J. D. Carr. Salinas. ■ 

Delight by Eugeneer Boodle Jr. 

Bertha by Carr's Mambrino u 

Epha by Eugeneer 

Elsie by Boodle Nutwood Wilkes 

Flossie bv Carr's Mambrino Boodle Jr. 

Lildiue by Boodle Nutwood Wilkes 

Lucky Girl by Carr's Mambrino Boodle Jr. 

Nina B. by Electioneer Dictatus 

Taddie J. by Bay Rum Boodle Jr. 

Mary C. by Antevolo 

Isabella by Electricity < 

Juanita by Bay Rum Dictatus 

Eda by Hambletonian Wilkes 

Ester M. by Hambletonian Wilkes Boodle Jr. 

Edw. W. Clayton, San Jose. „, 

Mae Gill by Sidney •"' McKinney 

A. H. Cohen, San Francisco. 

Clara C. by Nutwood Advertisor 

D. S. Cone, Red Bluff. 

Stella Marvin by Don Marvin •. Kinney Mac 

Coralictos Stock Farm, San Jose. ... 

Merle M. 2:25 by Boodle Wild Nutling 

Viva Williams by Silver Bow Alton 

J. R. Curnow, San Jose. . 

Fannie Menlo by Menlo Wilkes Direct 

Geo. A. Davis, Pleasanton. 

Midget by Inca Rey Direct 

Sidleet by Sidney (1 

Moscovine by Sidney |( 

Mamie M. by Navigator 

Missie Medium by Rampart Diablo 

Bay mare by Electioneer Direct 

E. D. Dudley, Dixon. _ , 

Bee by Sterling Baysw er Wilkes 

Babe by Dawnlight 

Wm. Duncan, Chico. ,^ . , 

Mignonette by Antelope Kentucky Baron 

S. J. Dunlop, Los Angeles. 

Listerine by Athadon Strathway 

Alice M. by Iris 

C. A. Durfee, Oakland. „ 

Lady Dexter by Dexter Prince McKinney 

Rose McKinney by McKinney SPSS' 

*Babe by Ferdinand McKinney 

H. H. Elliott, Ukiah. 

Bay mare by Ira Pacheco Wilkes 

Robert Elwert, Alvarado. _ , 

Belle ' Welcome 

B. Erkenbrecher, Los Angeles. 

Galette Wilkes by Jud Wilkes Neernut 

C. E. Farnum, San Francisco. 

Bessie Hock by Hock Wilkes Cupid 

John Fingland, Loomis. 

Nora by Cupid Stam li. 

Patrick Foley, Oakland. 

Mountain Hare by Young Venture McKinney 

Geo. W. Ford, Santa Ana. 

Bess byNutford Neernut 

Florence C. by Alban 

Dew Drop by McKinney 

P. T. Foster, Yolo. „ 

Beatrices by Tilton Almont Don Marvin 

A. O. Gott, Alameda. 

Nancy by Engineer Secretary 

Juan Gal'legos, Mission San Jose. 

Bessie Willies by Sable Wilkes McKinney 

* Juan Gallegos, Mission San Jose- 

Fortuna by Guy Wilkes Klatawah 

J. W. Gardner, San Francisco. 

Miracle by McKinney 

Black Swan by Location McKinney 

C. F. Giles, San Francisco. 

Pearl G. by Kebir Wilkes Direct 

Frank A. Grimes, Grafton. 

Ruby by Electioneer McKinney 

W. Griswoid Los Gatos. 

Lizzie A. by Blue Bull Diablo 

A. G. Gurnett, San Francisco. . w i„„ 

Nellie Fairmont bv Fairmont Nutwood Wilkes 

Alice G. by Brigadier Diablo 

Alexandria by Alexander (thor) 

Mrs. B. E. Harris. San Francisco. 

Honor by Fordstan Mamb. Chief Jr. 

Ventura by Adventure Melvar 

Mrs. W. B. Humfrovillo, Wrights. , . 

Nellie by Mulvenna Nutwood Wilkes 

J. W. Haile & Son, Suisun 

Hannah by Le Grand Demomo 

Mamie Comet by Nutwood 

S. H. Hoy, Winters. , 

Coupon by Easter Wilkes Baysw er Wilkes 

Marguerite by Don Marvin 

E. P. Heald, San Francisco. 

Myrtle Thome by Graudissimo Pilot Prince 

M. Henry. Haywards. 

Thera by Albion Educator 

Wm. Hogoboom, Marysville. 

Daisy by Friday McCracken Lynmont 

H. H. Hellman, Sah Jose. 

Bay mare by Guy Wilkes SSfft 1 !, .,■ 

Black mare by Prince Nutwood Wild Nutling 

J. B. Iverson. Saiinas. 

*Ivoneer by Eugeneer Dictatus 

Salinas Belle by Carr's Vermont 

♦jWilhilmine by Eugeneer 

Belle by Kentucky Prince 

A. W. Kennison, Auburn. 

Mary Bell K. by Waldstein Stam B. 

B. S. Krehe. Marysville. 

Ida Belle by Don Lynmont 

G. W. Kleiser, San Francisco. 

V'dette by Alex Button Altamont 

J.C. Kirkpalrick, San Francisco. 

Azalia by Mambrino Wilkes McKinney. 

Flewey-Flewey by Son of Sidney " 

C. F. Kapp, San Francisco. 

Marguerite K. by Don Pedro I Direct 

W. J. Landers, San Francisco. 

Floreta by Engineer Welcome 

I. M. Lipson, San Bernardino. 

Miss Goldnut by Goldnut Zorlock 

La Siesta Rancho, San Jose. 

Wanda by Eros McKinney 

Stallion bred to 

W. H. Lumsden. Santa Rosa. 

Myrtle by Anteeo Direct 

Lawrence Stock Farm, Lawrence. 

Jib Filly by Messenger Almont Wild Nutling 

O. A. Lowe, Woodland. _i.„ 

Cordie N. by McKinney , Baysw er Wilkes 

H. C. Myers, Vallejo. , 

Easter D. by Easterwood Gaff Topsail 

W. E. Meek, Haywards. 

Hybla by Director Welcome 

Rosemary by Nutwood Wilkes " 

Chas. W. Main, Corona. 

Kate Hamilton by Gen. Hamilton Zombro 

Geo. H. Morris, Winters. 

Algenie by Algona . ..Altamont 

Wm. Morgan, Pasadena. 

Nellie K. by Gen. Grant'Jr. Zombro 

J. W. Marshall, Dixon. , 

Miss Glenn by Algona Baysw er Wilkes 

S. Montgomery, Woodland 

Hattie B. by Alex Button Baysw er Wilkes 

Morgan & Boyd, Los Angeles. 

Verona by Diablo Neernut 

Jas. W. Minturn, Sharon. 

Carina by Mambrino Hood Strathway. 

H. P. Moore, Menlo Park. 

Etta by Naubuc Boxwood 

Nettie Elwood by Adrian 

J. E. Montgomery, Davisville. 

Nancy H. by Upstart Diawood 

J. M. Moorhead, Santa Clara. _ . 

Anna Belle by Dawn Hamb. Wilkes 

Walter Mastin, Woodland. 

Nora S. by Sable Wilkes Dob Marvin 

H. W. Meek, San Lorenzo. . , 

Cricket by Steinway Welcome 

Carmelita by Steinway „ __. 

Fenella by Fallis McKinney 

Ellenorbv Richard's Elector Wm. Harold 

Edwina by Sidney Welcome 

Lenora by Lustre 

Geo. H. Magruder, Yuba City. 

Mollie Mac by Kentucky Lynmont 

I H. McMullen, Sacramento. 

Rosa Gold by Gold Rose Stam B. 

* I. C. Mosher, Fair Grounds, Ore. 

Allie Waggoner by Billy Waggoner Cosur d Alene 

R. O. Newman, Visalia. 

Daisy Basler by Robt. Easier Direct 

Nutwood Stock Farm, Irvingron. 

Zeta Carter by Director Nutwood Wilkes 

Ingar by Director 

Brown Eyes by Direct Line 

Black Line by Direot Line 

Maggie by Cal Nutwood 

Lida W. by Nutwood V,, . 

Queen C. by Nutwood Wilkes Klatawah 

Lew G. by Albert W T^ - 

Lady Mine by Cal. Nutwood , 

Bissie by Cal. Nutwood 

Live Branch by Long Branch 

Oakwood Park Stock Farm, Danville. 

Belle FX by Nutwood Direct 

Celia Derby by Chas. Derby 

Princess by Administrator Chas. Derby- 
Nanny Sm'ith by Red Wilkes Owyhee 

Slight by Electioneer Chas. Derby 

Addie Ash by Indianapolis 

* Annie Laurie by Echo Owyhee 

Pippa by Stilleco Cn as. Derby 

Bertha by Alcantara 

Essie Farley by Mountain Boy 

Maggie McGregor by Robt. McGregor Steinway 

Inex by Sweepstakes 9 wyhe -? „ 

Coquette by Wilton Chas. Derby 

Nazoma by McKinney Direct 

Babe Marion by Steinway u 

Lurline by Steinway ,■ H 

*Ituna by Steinway 

Chipper Simmons by Mambrino Boy Chas. Derby 

Susie Mambrino by Mambrino Boy 

*B rilliantshine by Chas. Derby Direct 

C. A. Owen, Clovis. 

Zadie McGregor by Robt. McGregor Direct 

K. O'Grady, San Mateo. ' . _ „ 

Flora Grand by Guy Wilkes Hart Boswell 

U. G. Peterson, Santa Rosa. 

Dinah by Gibraltar Jr Arthur W. 

* Miss Button by Little Mac Illustrious 

Palo Alto Stock Farm, Menlo Park. . 

Aerolite, by Palo Alto Mendocino 

Coral by Electioneer McKinney 

Cressid'a by Palo Alto Mendocino 

Edith by Geo. Wilkes 

Elden by Nephew Monbells 

Elsie by Gen. Benton Mendocino 

Expressive by Electioneer — Monbells 

Helena by Electioneer 

Lady Nutwood by Nutwood Mendocino 

Sallie Benton by Gen. Benton 

M. M. Potter, Los Angeles. 

Irene Crocker by Will Crocker Zombro 

Belle Raymon by Raymon f< 

Lady Alice by Albion 

Grace Conifer by Conifer Zorlock 

Vashti by Vasto _ ■ 

Gipsy Girl by Nucleus i Zombro 

♦Maybreaker Direct 

A. B. Rodman, Lakeport. 

Advocatrix by Attorney McKinney 

Stalka by Eros _ 

Faith by Goldrose Falrose 

Wm. Rourke, San Bernardino. 

Hazel Kinney by McKinney Stam 13. 

Baby's Gift by Christmas Neernut 

Andrew Ryder, Loomis. 

Silvie, by Silver Bow btam B. 

C. Raisch, Marysville. , , „„,, 

Cyclone by Brigadier S. Har s M K ny 

Rosedale Stock Farm, Santa Rosa. . 

Delia by Daly Saint Whip 

Zora by Daly Saint Whips 

A. B. Spreckels, San Francisco. 

Hulda by Guy Wilkes 2 ex ^ r Prlnce 

Galata by Stamboul £ up !^ 

Lillie S. by Speculation Cupid 

Countess by McKinney 

P. H. Sexton, Oakland. 

Hera by Mambrino Wilkes Welcome 

W. G Stevenson, Victoria, B. C. 

Fanny Putnam by Christmas Tonnysonian 

L. B. Spurgeon. Wheatland. 

Lizzie Ely by Illustrious btam B. 

H. B. Smith, Ukiah. 

May Ayres by Iris Lynwood W 

M. J. S'trei'ning, Santa Rosa. , 

Dinorah by Dexter Prince Saint Whips 

S. G. Scott, Suisun City. . 

Lady Dudley Illustrious: 

Santa Rosa Stock Farm, Santa Rosa. 

Bonsaline by Stamboul McKinney 

Carlotta Wilkes by Charley Wilkes 

Biscar by Director 

Stamboulita by Stamboul 

By Guy by Guy Wilkes 

Adioo by Guy Wilkes 

Guycara by Guy Wilkes 

By By by Nutwood 

Rose Russell by Bay Rose 

Silver Eye by Abbotsford Op Stanley 

Princcss'MoCarty by Dexter Prince Sidney Dillon 

Pansy by Cassius M. Clay Jr 

Lilly Stanley by Whippleton 

Oakley Russell by Happy Russell 

Thos. Smith, Vallejo. „ ,„ 

Daisy S. by McDonald Chief McKinney 

Maud Washington by George Washington Tom Smith 

Geo. E. Shaw, Hollister. 

Nellie Nutwood by Brown Jug» Alton 

S. N D. Smullen, Honcut. 

Listen by Hark Lynmont 

Henry Slruve, Watsonville. 

Pearl by Adrian Boodle 

C. C. Steelo, El Monto. 

Bell R. by Alaska Black Jack 

Stallion bred to 

fE. B. Smith, Sacramento. 

Swiftbird by Waldstein Son Sable W'lk's 

W. L. Spoor, Redlands. 

Mabel McKinney by McKinney Neernut 

E. Topham, Milpitas. 

Blanch T. by Hambletonian Wilkes Alton 

Tuttle Bros., Rocklin. 

Belle Medium by Happy Medium Altivo 

Laurel by Nephew Stam B. 

La Mode by Waldstein Stam B 

J. S. Taylor, Napa. 

Dusky Pilot Prince 

Andrew Urban, Fresno. 

Panjalie by Panjabi Strathway 

E. E. Uslar, Niles. 

Nita by Thayermont Diablo 

Van de Vanter Stock Farm, Kent, W. 

Alice M. by Altamont Esect 

W. L. Vance, Marysville. 

Elisa S. by Alcantara Jr Diablo 

Vendome Stock Farm, San Jose. 

Much Better by Charles Derby Boodle 

Wm Vanderhurst, Salinas 

Salinas Maid by Juno Dictatus 

Lily B. by Juno '■ 

Eugenia by Eugeneer " 

J. H. Williams, University. 

Dulcet by Count Simmons Neernut 

Wm. LeM Wills, Los Angeles. 

Del Amo by Del Sur Conifer 

Bonnie Ela by Bonnie McGregor •' 

Del Ela by Del Sur 

Anca by Conifer Zombro 

♦Nopala by Rego Conifer 

Otilia by Balboa " 

W. R. Wynn, Los Angeles. 

Grace Kaiser by Kaiser Nutwood Wilkes 

J. L. Walker, Santa Rosa. 

Brilliant by Mambrino Diamond Illustrious 

Paul Walthers, Rocklin. 

Wanda Stam B 

G. Wempe, San Francisco. 

Lady Director by Director Nutwood Wilkes 

tP. J. Williams, Milpitas. 

Matena by Tempest Billy Thoruhill 

■(■Ownership transferred to Harvey Boone, Bodie. 
JOwnership transferred to Mrs. E. Williams, Alameda. 

A Good One for Sale. 

Mr. J. D. Heins of this city offers for sale his pacing 
stallion John A. 2:12J, by Wayland W. Mr. Heins 
cannot find time from his business to devote the proper 
attention to the horse and is opposed to leasing or 
partnerships, so has decided to offer him for sale, and 
we will state that a live man can earn with the horse 
by placing him in the stud, the price asked by Mr. 
Heins. John A. is a brown horse foaled in 18915. His 
sire Wayland W. has a trotting record of 2:12J and 
his dam Lady Moor by Grand Moor, is also the dam of 
Arthur W. 2:1H. Few stallions in California have as 
many producers close up in their pedigree as John A. 
and as he is a good race horse himself and a good in- 
dividual as well there is every probability that he will 
be a producer of speed at both trot and pace. John 
A. first appeared on the circuit in his three year old 
form. There were few races for three year olds that 
year and he started but twice meeting Roblet 2:12, 
Clipper 2:00 and ten other fast ones in his first start. 
He won second money in this race and took^a record 
of 2:15. His only other start that year was at the State 
Fair where he had the misfortune to have to go 
against Kelly Briggs 2:103, and other whirlwinds. He 
beat them all but Kelly Briggs, got second money and 
reduced his record to 2:14. In 1900 he had to meet an- 
other fast lot of aged horses, but made a good show- 
ing, winning three races and out of nine starts was out- 
side the money but twice and won $1195. At Wood- 
land, when he lowered his record, he paced his three 
heats in 2:12f, 2:12| and 2:13J, and could have gone 
faster had it been necessary. That he is a game race 
horse every horseman knows and as he is as sound as 
a newly milled dollar there is no reason why his rocord 
should not be below 2:10 this year. At the price Mr. 
Heins has placed on him we think John A. is ono of 
the best bargains ever offered in horseflesh. 

Long Tails in Fashion. 

"I won't attempt to say whether it is sentiment or 
fashion, but from some cause or other there is more 
inquiry for long tailed carriage horses than there was 
a year or two ago," remarked a prominent Now York 
dealer. " Some of the highest priced horses wo have 
sold this winter have been long-tailed steppers', and 
some of the best ones now in our coach horso depart- 
ment have never been docked. For a rockaway, or a 
station wagon, or a runabout, or any other light trap, 
I think the long tail is certainly to be preferred. It is 
more in keeping with the style of a carriage like the 
rockaway, for one thing, and, for another thing, it 
affords better protection to the driver in a runabout 
from flying gravel and dirt. I wouldn't recommend a 
long-tailed horse for a spider phaeton or a spicy gig, or 
any sporting vehicle of that sort, but I like to seo a 
long-tailed horso in a landau, or a brougham, or a Ber- 
lin coach, or any heavy carriage. It may not bo quite 
so smart, but it strikes mo as adding to the dignity 
and substantial appearance of such a turnout." 

brown's rsr 

Fifty years of success prove these 
troches the simplest and best remedy 
for Coughs, Hoarseness, Bronchial 
and Lung Troubles. 

In boxom — never sold In bulk. 


[January 1901 


Interesting Meeting Held last Saturday at 

Tho Directors of the State Board of Agriculture met 
at tho Pavilion at Sacramento on Saturday last, the 
following members being present: President A. B. 
Spreckels, Park Henshaw, M. D. Chamberlain, D. W. 
Wilson, John Mackey, W. It. Mathews and A. W. 

Prior to the meeting the Board held a conference 
with Governor Gage and discussed the necessity of the 
proposed appropriation of $100,000 for the use of the 
society in making the proposed changes at Agricul- 
tural Park. They also pointed out the great benefit 
which had been derived by the entire State by the 
past work of tho society. The improvement of the 
various breeds of cattle, hogs and poultry, tho intro- 
duction into tho State of grass food, such as alfalfa, 
which was first brought to California by the society, 
and the groat advancement in dairy products which 
had accrued through the establishment of creameries, 
etc., were urged as good reasons for the Legislature 
aiding the Society. 

President Spreckels called the Board to order, and 
in his opening remarks said that Senator Devlin, who 
had accompanied them in their visit to Governor 
Gago, had stated to the Governor that the title to the 
park property was vested in tho Board of Agricultural 
Directors, and did not belong to the State. Judge 
Shields, who was present, said there could be no doubt 
but what this was a fact. The title was perfectly legal 
and clear, and was vested in the Directors. Director 
Henshaw asked what disposition could bo made of the 
money in case the property should be sold by the 
Directors. Judge Shields said it would have to be 
paid into the Stato Treasury and reinvested in a like 
property, and could not be used for any other purpose. 

Director Mathews said that the State could not dis- 
pose of the property without the consent of the Board, 
while it could at any time sell the property of the Fol- 
som Prison or of the various asylums throughout the 
Stato and close those institutions. 

On motion of Director Mathows, the Secretary was 
directed to prepare a document setting forth all the 
work of the society since its inception, and the good 
that it had accomplished in advancing the agricultural, 
dairy, cereal and livestock interests of the entire State, 
so that tho public at large would better realize how 
essential the society was to tho advancement of the 
State, and seeing the necessity of placing it on the 
basis it should occupy. 

Director Barrett, of Los Angeles, then presented 
the followin i resolution, which was unanimously 

" Whereas, The condition of the buildings, barns, 
show rings and other appurtenances of the California 
State Agricultural Society is such as to interfere with 
the work and highest usefulness of said society, and 
that it is unable to carry on its work, as indicated by 
the necessities of the State, and in keeping with our 
vast agricultural and industrial possibilities; and 

"Whereas, Tho proper equipment and maintenance 
of said society and sufficient provision for tho annual 
State fairs given under its management are necessary 
to the continuation of said work, and of inestimable 
advantage to California; and 

"Whereas, The annual exhibitions given by our 
said society have been of inestimable advantage and 
value to our |State, and are necessary to the mainte- 
nance of our present agricultural growth and progress; 
now therefore be it 

"Resolved, That the Board of Directors of the 
Stato Agricultural Society most heartily indorse the 
bills presented by Senator Devlin and Assemblyman 
Johnson to the Legislature, and earnestly urge the 
passage of the same." 

The present condition of the various stakes to be 
read before the society was then read: The Occident 
Stake of 1000 had fifty-two entries; thirty-four paid 
first money, twenty-two paid second money, and four 
paid third money. The same stake closed for the year 
1901 with sixty-five entries, forty-eight payi ng second 
money, and twenty-six third money. For the year 
of 1002 there are ninety entries, of which fifty-nine 
had paid second money, while for the year of li(03 
there are 100 entries, which is the greatest number 
ever known in tho history of the Occident Stake. 

The Stanford Stake of 1900 had thirty ent ries, of 
which twenty-one paid second money, fourteen third 
money, and eleven fourth money. For the year of 
1901 there were fifty entries, of which forty three had 
paid second money, and twenty-five third money. For 
tho year 1002 there were seventy-two entries , and fifty 
have paid second money. 

The Futurity Stake of 1900 had forty- five entries; 
that of 1901 thirty-one entries, and of 1902 there are 
169 entries. 

The Stallion Stake of 1903 has fifty-eight entries, and 
the value of the Stallion Stake of 1902, soon to close, is 
nearly $5000, and with tho future payments will cer- 
tainly be worth $10,000. 

Tho Board decided to open six harness racos at an 
early date, entries to close April 1st, $500 to be added 

and $10 entrance to bo the only 'expense, unless they 
start, withjno deduction from money winners. The 
idea is to place harnoss stakes on the same base as run- 
ning stakes. 

After the meeting, in speaking of the proposed 
changes in the park, in case the appropriation bill 
carries, President Spreckels said he would favor double 
tracks — one for running and one for harness races. 
The grand stand would be two stories, with iron pillars 
set in concrete, and the stables would be made contin- 
uous, and would be placed so that the visitors could 
view all the stock without making two separate trips 
to different portions of the track, as at present. 

Emperor of Norfolk's Great Trial. 

Isaac Murphy, the great colored jockey, was asked 
just before he died what horse, of the many which he 
had ridden during his career of ten years, he thought 
tho best one. Murphy instantly said, "The Emperor 
of Norfolk." He said he made a bet once with trainer 
Thomas that The Emperor could beat 1:38. The wagor 
was $500 a side. 

When it is remembered that the record for a mile at 
that time was Ten Broeck's 1:39$, that had stood for 
almost a dozen years, one may realize how much 
Murphy thought of the horse. 

It was just at dawn that Murphy took The Emperor 
out of his stall and saddled him. Murphy mounted in 
the clothes he wore, and with a "tack" that was 
heavier than he usually used in races. Nobody ever 
knew the weight the horse carried, but judging from 
Murphy's riding weight of 110, and the fact of his sad- 
dle being a heavy exercise leather one, the total could 
have been but a bit short of 120. 

Thomas stood at the wire and did the timing. 
Murphy bro kethe horse going at a pace which he 
thought was a 1.38 clip. The further he went the 
faster The Emperor galloped. Thomas himself could 
not believe the quarters his watch was showing him. 
At the end of the mile, with Murphy hustling The 
Emperor, the lone watch on him said he had done the 
distance in 1:36}. 

Thomas lost his $500 to Murphy, and the Emperor 
of Norfolk broke down. He didn't cavo at the moment 
of his race. He went a bit longer and won races 
against good horses, but he was never himself after the 
daylight trial, and that effort, without preparation, 
started him on the road that led to retirement. 

Thomas kept the secret with Murphy for years, but 
one night in Chicago he took to the cups, and then he 
told of how the California horse had done the greatest 
thing under the sun. Sal vator's mile with Ton Broeck's 
weight up on a straight track, with every preparation 
made for it and two pacemakers to carry, cannot com- 
pare with this effort of the Emperor of Norfolk. 

Breeding of Harry Gear 25,382. 

The breeding of this stallion has been asked for by 
a subscriber to the Breeder and Sportsman who 
owns several of his get and thinks they will be fast 
enough to win races. Harry Gear is a bay horse 
foaled in 1882 and the tabulation of his pedigree to 
three generations is as follows : 

(Abdullah 1 
(Chas. Kent Mare 
j Magnolia W 

(By Webber's Kentucky Whip 
| Hiatoga 

(By Trimble's Eclipse 

Echo m. 

Hamblctonian K>. 

Fanny Felter.. 

[Chieftain 7*1. 



( Reynold's Messenger 

This is as far as tho Trotting Register gives the dam 
of Harry Gear. Clara was the dam of Crown Prince 
2:171, a good race horse that took his record at Sac- 
ramento in 1892. Clara was bred by John Patterson 
of Linden, Cal., as was also Harry Gear. Tho writer 
never saw but one of the get of Harry Gear and that 
is a three year old pacer owned by Dr. Boucher of San 
Joso. He is out of the Doctor's great mare Miss 
Logan 2:06J. and is a whirlwind pacer, besides being a 
grand looking horse. 

California Clubs Left Out. 

Chicago, Jan. 17. — Representatives of the race 
tracks which mot here yesterday to form a new West- 
ern Jockey Club held another session to-day, but post- 
poned the details of permanent organization until a 
special meeting in Chicago about February 1st. The 
territory to be covered by tho new jockey club will ex- 
tend from Pittsburg to Denver, leaving out Tanforan 
Park in California. This is done not for any special 
reason, but because the turfmen think it would weaken 
the body to have a member so far removed-from the 
central body. Tanforan is willing to be left out, and 
suggests that the Coast clubs adopt the rules of the 
jockey club and co-operate with the new organization, 
receiving protection in return. This movement will 
promote harmony on the Pacific Coast, whereas if 
Tanforan had been admitted to an exclusive organiza- 
tion, Oakland, which was not even a member of the 
Turf Congress, would have in all probability have re- 
resented the move. 

Polo Season Soon to Open. 

The polo season which will open about Feb. 1st, will 
be the best in the history of the game in the West. 

Every one of the Burlingame players has his 
ponies up. 

The arrival of Frank J. Carolan on Wednesday 
from the East, has given added interest to the plans 
already under way for the Polo and Hunt clubs. Mr. 
Carolan while in the East saw a number of the polo 
players of that section, among them Mr. Hubert, 
president of the American Polo Association. As the 
members of various clubs on the Atlantic usually take 
a winter or spring outing, journeying to Florida or to 
other points in the South, they would like to come to 
California for a change. The only difficulty is the cost 
of transporting strings of polo ponies across the contin- 
ent. This, however, will bo obviated by members of 
the Burlingame Country Club supplying good mounts 
to visiting polo men. 

All the Burlingame men have new ponies. Mr. 
Hobart has now one of the best strings of polo ponies 
in America. Every one of them is fast, and some 
are said to be even fleeter on foot than Slats, the 
famous sprinter that won everything it tried for at 
Del Monte and Tanforan. Mr. Corolan has four new 
ones, and Tom Driscoll, Dick Tobin, Joe S. Tobin, 
Peter Martin, John Lawson, Ed J. Tobin, Charlie 
Dunphy aud Walter McCreery have good ponies in 

That California will be the Mecca of polo players this 
year is evidenced by the fact that the great English 
Hurlingham team is already here. This famous four is 
made up of Walter McCreery, Charles Menges and J. 
B. Mackie. 

Lawrence McCreery and Mr. Mackie arrived from 
England the other day and brought along a lot of 
ponies, ten in number, which they picked up in Texas_ 

Texas is the place which supplies the Eastern polo 
players with their mounts, but Peter Martin, who saw 
George Gould's stables and was a guest of the latter 
recently, is confident that the California ponies far 
surpass the Texan breed. 

While it has not been definitely settled, it is expected 
that the team which will meet the Hurlingham players 
will be Joseph S. Tobin, Thomas R. Driscc 11, Walter 
S. Hobart and Charles Dunphy. 

The members of the clubs belonging to the Ameri- 
can Polo Association cannot as such members play 
outside teams, of which Burlingame is one, but they 
can contest as individuals, and both Mr. Gould and his 
sot are pretty sure of coming West. 

Games are already scheduled for Burlingame field 
and Tanforan Park, and a new field is to be built at 
El Cerrito, in San Mateo. There is to be a new summer 
field at Walter Hobart 's race track, as he has had the 
enclosure seeded with Bermuda grass. 

While in the East both Mr. Carolan and Mr. Martin 
hunted in the Tennessee Valley with the famous hunt 
club of that name. Mr. Carolan, who is Master of tho 
Hounds of the San Mateo County Hunt, has secured 
eight hounds from Peter Burke, master and owner of 
the pack of tho Tipperary Hunt Club, Ireland. Mr. 
Burke is well known to Californians, having married a 
daughter of the late Peter Donahue. These hounds 
will be used to-day, when the San Mateo Hunt Club 
will meet at Tanforan Park. A hunt breakfast will 
precede the laying on of the pack. 

John Phippen Reaches Texas. 

Lomo Alto Farm, 
Dallas (Texas), Jan. 13, 1901. 

Editor Breeder and Sportsman— I arrived 
here in Dallas on the "th inst. after a pleasant visit 
with my family and friends in California all safe, found 
my horses and boys all well; stepped all of the colts 
that are going to bo sold on February 5th in Chicago 
yesterday, and I assure you that they put the foot 
down right and can all show fast. I feel sore that 
they are going to be sold so soon, but as Mr. KxalJ 
needs money they must go, as the market demands 
good ones. I hope that they will fall into the hands 
of men that will give them a chance, for I believe there 
are great prospects for race horses and matinee per- 
formers among them. 

Ima Electrite 2:151 and Emerin Electrite (p) 2:12i 
would make a great addition to a wealthy road rider's 
stable in any country. Very truly yours. 

J. S. Phippen. 

Entitled to First and Second Moneys. 

Editor Breeder and Sportsman — Please answer 
the following through the columns of your paper. Two 
horses started in a race in which first and second 
moneys were offered. One of them distanced the 
other and tho owner claims both first and second 
moneys. Is he entitled to them. 

Respectfully, W. P. YANCY, 
Sec'y. 18th Ag. Dist. 

Answer. — Rule 36, National Trotting Association 
provides that a horse that distances all competitors in 
a heat, "shall receive the entire purse or stakes con- 
tended for, unless othencise provided for in tlie published 

January 1<>, 1901] 


Boston will spend $25,000 on a speedway. 

One hundred entries in Occident Stake for 1903. 

Two hundred and forty-one second payments in 
Pacfiic Breeders Futm-ity. 

The Year Book will be out February 15th. if the 
printers do not get behind time. 

J. W. Stufflebeam is jogging his stallion Sidney Boy 
by Sidney at the Tulare race track. 

Good purses will be offered on the California circuit 
of 1901, and entries will be numerous. 

Added money for trotting stakes is a new plan of the 
California State Agricultural Society. 

It is proposed to have one harness race a day at the 
meetings to be held at Butte and Anaconda. 

Myron McHenry is in Chicago at present getting to- 
gether a stable for the next season's campaign. 

The report that Frank Rockefeller was negotiating 
for the purchase of John R. Gentry is denied by that 

James Brown, the American trainer, has twenty-five 
horses on the Vienna, Austria, track, including Coun- 
tess Eve 2:09}. 

According to government estimates the horse stock 
of the United States has increased in value $13 per 
head since 1897. 

The good trotter Joe Watts 2:10|, by Electmoneer, 
was purchased by P. W. Connelly, of Pittsburg, Pa., 
last week at a stated price of $5000. 

Will Welsh of Pleasanton recently purchased a three 
year old filly by Welcome 2:10£ out of the dam of Gaff 
Topsail 2:17^ that he thinks will do to take to the 
races. The price paid was $300. 

Horsemen who talk about going East to race will 
find when the day of departure comes that it takes big 
money to pay car fare and entrance fees and only first 
class horses are worth taking a chance on. 

"If you buy a horse for what he's worth and sell him 
for what some owners think he's worth," said Frank 
G. Smith, "what a pile of money a fellow could make 
during these hot air talks of winter time." 

Athalie, the dam of Athadon 2:10, is destined to be 
one of the greatest of broodmares as she has already 
four in the charmed circle. These are Athadon 2:10, 
Athavis 2:18}, Athadon 2:27 and a new one for 1900, 
Athalbo 2:24 by Diablo. 

Col. J. M. Morehead of Santa Clara has a two year 
old filly by Hambletonian Wilkes out of Anna Belle, 
by Dawn, that he believes is the best foal the mare has 
ever had. The filly has been named Maggie N., and 
is entered in the Occident Stake and the Hartford 

The Overland Trotting and Running Association of 
Denver, Cal., and Charles N. Roberts, secretary, have 
been fined $250 and suspended by the Board of Appeals 
of the N. T. A. for not complying with the rules in re- 
fusing to return judges' books and sending in fines and 
suspensions collected. 

Millard Sanders has arrived at Pleasanton with 
Dolly Dillon 2:llf, Janice 2:13} and a green mare 
from the Santa Rosa Stock Farm. He will have a 
half dozen more green ones in a short time from the 
same farm and expects to get quite a formidable string 
out of them for the campaign of 1901. 

J. Malcolm Forbes, the Boston millionaire who owns 
Arion 2:07|, will send him to the Glenartney farm, near 
Versailles, Kentucky, to be placed in the stud this 
year. Mr. Forbes has at his farm at Ponkapog, 
Massachusetts, Peter the Great 2:07} and Bingen 
2:06}. No breeder in the world has three such fast 
trotting stallions. 

"Uncle Davy" Cahill, of Lexington, Ky., states that 
he will campaign Charley Herr 2:07 the coming season, 
and that he stands ready to meet all of the best trot- 
ters in the country, including The Abbot, Cresceus, 
Lord Derby, Bingen, Arion, Grattan Boy, Boralma, 
Lord Vincent and any other that would like to com- 
pete with him. 

There were nearly 20,000 guesses submitted in the 
contest for the prize offered by Fasig & Tipton to the 
jerson who guessed nearest the price Axtell would 
bring at their December sale. The prize was won by 
Mrs. H. M. Booth, of Rich Hill, Missouri, who guessed 
the exact figure — $14,700 and she has been awarded the 
prize, a Frazier bike. 

The porsonal effects of the late Charles Backmann, 
former owner of Stony Ford, were sold by auction last 
month, and mementos of the famous horseman were 
eagerly bought by his friends. Among the purchasers 
were General Benjamin F. Tracy, Messrs. W. B. Dick- 
erman, James C. Van Nuyse, John McCarthy, Dean 
Sage and Capt. B. H. Tuthill. 

At Nicholasville, Ky., recently a novel horse trade 
was consummated between William Monyhan and B. 
D. Spears. Spears fancied a horse owned by Monyhan, 
and remarked that he would girth the horse with ten 
dollar bills and take him. The offer was accepted and 
the measurement taken, and it required nine bills or 
$90 to encircle the animal's body. Both gentlemen 
were satisfied with the trade. 

The managers of the Boston Horse Show have de- 
cided to offer a $500 purse for the stallion best adapted 
to sire carriage horses, the stallion to be of any breed 
and to be shown with two of his get. This leaves it 
open to competition to all breeds of horses. 

Mrs. D. M. Holmes, of Norwich, N. Y., who died at 
her home there about a week before Christmas, left a 
special request that none of the horses used at her 
funeral should wear any check lines. This request was 
complied with, and although a large number of private 
carriages as well as those hired for the occasion, fol- 
lowed her i-emains to the grave, there was not a check 
rein in use on any of the horses. 

Joseph Hoar and Thomas Manghan, two of the 
largest horse dealers fn London, are now in this coun- 
try. Mr. Manghan is going to visit Boston, Buffalo, 
Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Kansas City and 
Montreal. He brings the news that two of the largest 
auction firms in England — namely, Manghan & Co. 
and Moore Brothers & White of London — have lately 
consolidated, to be known hereafter as Manghan & 
Moore Brothers. There business is almost exclusively 

Diablo 2:09} will make the season of 1901 at Wood- 
land at $40. Mr. Murray should get a very large 
patronage for his grand young horse at this figure. 
There is no better bred horse in America than this 
son of Charles Derby, ho was an unbeaten race horse 
on the turf, and his get have size and style and great 
speed. No horse ever stood in Yolo county that was a 
better one for the farmers to patronize as he will sire 
horses that are large and fine looking as well as ele- 
gant roadsters. 

S. Christianson has sent his mare Simone to Grant 
Lapham who will get her in shape to work fast later 
on. Simone is one of the best individuals in the State 
and her breeding cannot be surpassed. She is by 
Simmons out of Mi Lidy by Baron Wilkes, second 
dam Lady Gay by Mambrino Patchen. Mr. Christian- 
sen has recently purchased another grandly bred one 
in Emma Smalley who is registered in Vol. 14 of the 
Register. She is by Blue Dawn, son of Jay Bird and 
her dam is Sally Russell by Mambrino Russell. 

Superintendent Frank Covey of the Palo Alto Farm 
says that in the lot of colts that are to be shipped to 
Cleveland in May next for the Blue Ribbon sale are two 
as fast fillies as the farm has bred. Before the first of 
January, and while they were yearlings both these 
fillies stepped an eighth in 17 J seconds. One is a sister 
to Idolita 2:12 (by Mendocino-Edith), and the other is 
a chestnut filly named Festival (by Dexter Prince- 
Flower Girl). Covey is hightly elated with the pure 
trotting action of these fillies, and believes that they 
will be the sensation of the season on the trotting turf. 

We will publish next week a list of all the trotters 
and pacers with records in California that are likely to 
be campaigned this year, arranged according to their 
classes. We will do this for the benefit of Secretaries 
arranging purses for the meetings to be given this 
season. We desire every California reader of the 
Breeder and Sportsman who has a horse with a 
record of 2:25 or better that he desires to race or 
thinks can be put in condition, to send us the name, 
record and pedigree of the animal as soon as possible. 
If every owner and trainer will do this our list can be 
made most complete. 

The National Trotting Association is in excellent 
financial shape. At the beginning of the year May 1, 
1900, they had a cash balance of over $6000, and re- 
ceived during the season about $19,000. The disburse- 
ments amounted to $8000, leaving a balance on hand 
November 1st of over $16,000. The fines that were 
paid under protest were the Louisville Driving Asso- 
ciation, $650; W. O. Foote, $600; -F. W. Noble, $500; 
W. J. Johns, $250; Kent and Queen Ann County Fair, 
George Sanders, Charles O'Brien, James Golden, John 
Cheney, George Huber, $100 each; Thomas T. Maxwell 
and S. S. Lyman, $50 each. 

T. W. Barstow of Los Angeles expects to have quite 
a string of horses ready to race this year in California. 
He has two with records, Wilkes Direct 2:22 J (a full 
brother to John A. McKerron 2:10) and Claudius 2:13} 
by Nutwood Wilkes. He has a trotter called Mormon 
Girl for the 2:40 class, Alone, a three year old pacer, 
Uncle Dewey, a three year old trotter, and Belle Jack- 
son, a four year old mare that he will start in the 
green pacing classes. Mr. Barstow 's stallion Wilkes 
Direct will get a good patronage this year. The 
youngsters by this horse are grand looking colts with 
size, style and substance and he will make one of the 
greatest stock horses in California. 

Joseph Depoister is located at the Tulare race track 
and is jogging daily a few horses with the view of 
racing them this season. Among them are Peter 
Jackson by Designer, and the following three belong- 
ing to W. F. Ferguson: Gloaming, bay mare, 6, by 
Secretary; Gloaming's two year old bay colt by Harry 
Gear, and a four year old filly by Iris. He has a five 
year old chestnut mare by Iris belonging to J. W. 
Carlisle, a two year old grey colt by Harry Gear out of 
Ella by El Capitan, and a three year old filly by the 
same sire out of a mare by Algona that belong to E. 
L. Scott. Mr. Depoister's horses are all looking well 
and there are several very promising onos among them. 

The Los Angeles Express romarks: "Interest in- 
creases with every succeeding matinee of the Los 
Angeles Driving Club. The club has demonstrated 
that racing can be conducted on a high plane and still 
attract a large audience of lovers of fine horse flesh. 
It was the original intention to hold the next meeting 
on Washington's Birthday, but a general demand for 
an earlier date induced the Directors to decide on a 
matinee the latter part of this month. Since the 
Thanksgiving Day races, interest in the mooting has 
become so widespread that the demand for fast horses 
has increased apace and prices of good animals have 
mounted up by leaps and bounds." 

John Dickerson, who has been in the service of 
Senator John McCarty's Parkway Farm, Goshen, N. 
Y., for the past two years, severed his connection the 
first of the month, and has been engaged by Gen. B. 
F. Tracy, to train the Marshland stud youngsters. It 
is understood that John's younger prother Will, will 
remain in the employ of Parkway Farm. 

During the month ending December 24th, David 
Bonner, export agent of the National Trotting Asso- 
ciation, issued certificates of identity for thirty-eight 
trotters that were sent abroad. Among them were 
Neeretta 2:09} by Neernut, Contralto 2:10 by The Con- 
queror, GJeenbrino '1:\Q\ by Woodbrino, Bertha Lee 
2:13} by Senator Rose, Normeda 2:15.1 by Norval Chief, 
Grace Greenlander 2:18} by Greenlander, and Dolly 
Marschutz 2:19} by Charles Derby. 

Recently John W. Springer, the millionaire presi- 
dent of the National Live Stock Association, was 
arrested at Denver, Col., charging him with importing 
a docked horse and placed under $300 bonds for trial. 
Last July Mr. Springer imported the great show horse 
Troubadour into the State of Colorado, and entered 
him in the Denver Horse Show. April, 1898, the 
Colorado legislature passed a statute forbidding the 
docking of horses' | tails, and their importation into 
Colorado forbidden. It is said that Springer welcomes 
the intended prosecution, as it will give him an oppor- 
tunity of contesting the constitutionality of the statute, 
for the benefit of horsemen and others who possess 
docked horses. 

The owner of Connor 2:03}, Mr. Charles T. Chapin 
of Rochester, N. Y., says the famous pacer will be 
taken up this week in preparation for another cam- 
paign down tho Grand Circuit. When Connor took 
his record of 2:03} he won jogging at the wire, and as 
he has been a half r'.ght at a minute and any number 
of quarters in 29 seconds Mr. Chapin has reason to 
expect a mark of 2:00 for his good horse in 1901. It is 
possible that before his days are over Connor will once 
more be seen in trotting races. He was a wonderfully 
good colt trotter, and as a four year old took a record 
of 2:13} trotting. Now that he has developed such 
wonderful speed it is likely that he would go very fast 
at the trot. Alta McDonald has told Mr. Chapin that 
he could drive Connor to a trotting record of 2:07 or 

The pacing stallion Oddity 2:10} that died recently 
at the farm of his owner, Frank Jacobs, at Crab Creek, 
Ohio, was a chestnut stallion by Sidney, foaled in 1891; 
first dam Miss V. by Valensin; second dam Lightfoot 
by Flaxtail. He was bred by G. Valensin of Pleasan- 
ton, Cal. He was a consistent performer on the turf, 
and nearly always on the big rings of the Grand Cir- 
cuit. In September, 1899, on the half-mile track in 
Dayton, he defeated Effie Powers and others of tho 
half-mile cracks in a five-heat race, pacing the fourth 
heat heat in 2:14$. In the 2:11 class in Cleveland in 
the same year he made 2:08}, finishing a close fifth to 
Hydrogen 2:07J. Oddity went through the New Eng- 
land Circuit in 1896, and at Old Orchard, Me., won the 
2:13 pace in a four-heat event, taking the fourth heat 
in 2:10}. 

Geers has three green horses from a new maternal 
branch which promise to earn as much fame as any 
blood line ever developed at Village Farm. The three 
are out of one mare and are showing remarkable speed. 
Their dam, Jewel, is by Hamlin's Almont, out of Fero- 
line by Kentucky Prince; second dam Lady Dexter, 
sister to Dexter 2:17}, by old Hambletonian. The 
three year old is called The Jeweller by Athanio 2:10. 
He has trotted a half in 1:03}. Diamond King is the 
name of the four year old. He is by Mambrino King, 
is a pacer, and has gone a half in 1:06}. Lord March 
is the third one, also by Mambrino King,and has trotted 
a half in 1:09. It is conceded that the last is the best 
green one that Geers has in training. He is a grand 
looking, dark chestnut, trots square, and his half in 
1:09 was stepped off after the weights had been re- 
moved from his toes. Direct Hal, Diamond King, 
Shadow Chimes and King Charles are probably the 
four greatest green pacers now in training. Shadow 
Chimes is coming so fast that there is doubt if Direct 
Hal is much the better pacer. The Chimes horse 
stepped a half mile last week in 1:05} in handy style. 
He is a four year old by Chimes, dam Charmer by 
Mambrino King, and is an own brother to Charming 
Chimes 2:17} and Carillon 2:16}. King Charles has 
only done a half in 1:07 at the covered ring, but last 
fall he paced a mile in 2:17, the last half in 1:05}. He 
is by Mambrino King, dam Ruffles. Geers had him in 
his stable for a short time last summer. 

The last time the late Marcus Daly was in Washing- 
ton he performed a humane act which very nearly 
brought a brutal hack driver into the police court, and 
was a topic of conversation at the hotel and other 
places which Daly frequented, says tho Washington 
Post. Daly was coming out of Chamberlain's one 
morning when he espied a negro haekman brutally be- 
laboring a crippled old horse with a heavy whip in an 
almost futile effort to increase its speed from a walk to 
a slow trot. Daily hailed the driver, who quickly drew 
rein and approached the curb with the prospect of ob- 
taining a fare. "Where do you want to go bossy" in- 
quired the negro. "I'll want you to go to the police 
conrt if you don't stop boating that poor old horse," 
replied the millionaire. "You could coax that nag 
along faster with a handful of oats and a whisp of hay 
in front of him than you can by beating him from bo- 
hind. When did you food him last?" The negro com- 
plained that times wore hard, that faros were scarce, 
and that he could not afford to provide better for his 
horse. Daly saw the force of tho argument at once, 
and inquired how much tho cabman averaged a week 
and was told that $8 or $10 was considered a good wage. 
Daly reached down into his vost pocket and drew forth 
a roll of bills, from which he peeled off a $20 note and 
handod it to the astonished negro. "There, take that," 
said the copper king, "and put that rack of bones in 
the barn and treat him to a banquet of hay and corn, 
and if I see you with him on the streets in tho next two 
weeks I'll have you arrested." 


[January 19. 1801 


Imp's Great Career. 

Whother Imp was the greatest mare the American 
turf ever saw is a question, though many assert that 
she was. There is no doubt, however, that for the last 
two seasons she was the most popular piece of horse- 
Hseh in the East. When the names of Miss Woodford, 
Thora, Los Angeles, Firenzi and Yo Tambien are re- 
called, it is hard to place the black mare on a pedestal 
above them. Both Firenzi and Los Angeles won more 
money than Imp did, the former in seventy-eight 
races netting $1 10, 1 56, and the latter in 108 races putting 
some $97,01)0 to her owner's credit. Imp, however, ran 
considerably more races in her career, as she started 
158 times, and landed in stakes and purses money 
amounting to $07,924, made up as follows: 










* 1,3111 





























Imp came by her speed and gameness naturally, for 
she was far more royally bred than many imagined. 
She was by imp. Wagner, dam Fondling, she by Fonso 
-Kitty Heron, who was by Chillieothe-Mollie Foster, 
Chillicothe being by Lexington and the dam by 
Asteroid. Wagner was by imp. Prince Charlie, the 
king of the T. Y. C, dam Duchess of Main by Eland. 

Prince Charlie was the son of Blair Athol, winner of 
the English Derby and St. Leger in 1864, dam Eastern 
Princess, while Blair Athol was by Stock well-Queen 
Mary, and Stockwell was the founder of the famous 
Doncaster, Ben d'Or, Ormonde, Orme and Flying Fox 

Imp commenced her racing career by winning a 
purse for maiden fillies at four furlongs at Cincinnati 
on May 22, 1890, when over a heavy track she boat 
Dulcinea, Scarf Pin and others in 0:50}. 

In her two year old career she did not presage her 
future excellence, but she did fairly well, starting 
eleven times and being unplaced only twice. As a 
three year old she did her hardest work, starting on 
April 1st at Newport, when she ran third in a mile race 
to Winker and Vengeance, and finishing the season at 
Lakeside on November 15th, when she captured an 
owner's handicap at a mile, boating Harry Thoburn, 
Ben Waddell and others. 

In 1898 she commenced racing at Newport on April 
9th, and after four straight victories at that track she 
came to Lakeside, where she started out with a win, 
but at their second venture was beaten in a five-furlong 
sprint by Abuse, to whom she was giving considerable 
weight. She won two more events at Lakeside before 
going to Harlem, where she captured three events in 
succession, scoring ten wins and one second out of 
eleven starts. C. E. Brossman, who had her in charge, 
then determined to start East with her, as she was 
entered in the Suburban. 

A rather good story is told of Brossman about this 
time. A friend of his remarked to him, "How is it 
that you always favor mares and have such good for- 
tune with them. You had Bessie Bisland, and now 
you have Imp and you have been successful with them 

"Well," said Brossman, "I prefer mares, some like 
stallions, and some like geldings, but I do not. I sup- 
pose I succeed with them on accouut of the way I 
handle them." 

"How is that?" inquired his friend. 

"I treat them just as I would treat a woman," re- 
plied Brossman. ' - I let them have their own way." 

Imp's first appearance in the East was at Brooklyn 
on June 13th, when, in a handicap for three year olds 
and upwards, at a mile and an eighth, carrying 108 
pounds; she beat Havoc (6, 126), Knight of the Garter 
(4, 9:1), and two others in a canter in 1:55J. When the 
news reached Harlem that afternoon pandemonium 
broke loose, and the victory of the black mare was 
hailed with cheers, while predictions of her winning 
the Suburban were numerous. Unfortunately, those 
prophesies were not fulfilled, for carrying 102 pounds 
she °"ot off badly, last but one in a field of eleven, and 
though she ran a great race, being second to Ogden at 
the three-quarters, the effort was too much for her and 
she finished sixth. 

"After the Suburban she came hack West, and at 
Washington park ran third for the Oakwood Handi- 
cap, being beaten by Fervor and What-Er-Lou, to 
both of whom she was giving pounds of weight. After 
winning a couple of races at Washington park she cap- 
tured six events in succession at Hawthorne and Har- 
lem, among them the Austin, Speed and Dash Stakes, 
and she finished up the season on November 15th by 
winning a mile and a sixteenth handicap at Lakeside, 

carrying 116 pounds, and beating Macy, 114, and Al 
Fresco, 97 pounds, very easily. 

The season of 1899 may be looked on as the banner 
year for Imp, for she reached the zenith of her fame 
when she captured the Suburban handicap, and for 
the first time placed the name of a mare on the roll of 

In this year she started thirty-one times, was first 
thirteen, second three and third five, being unplaced 
ten times, and winning $31, 300. 

The black mare did not race at all in the West this 
season, but commenced operations at Washington, 
D. C, where, as a starter, she had 126 pounds on her 
in a mile and 100-yard race, and was unplaced. With 
the samo weight, however, she won a few days after at 
the same meeting at a mile and a sixteenth, after which 
she did not get a winning bracket till May 23d, when 
she won a handicap at a mile and an eighth at Morris 
Park, carrying 125 pounds, winning handily in 1:53}. 

At Brooklyn, again with the top weight, 123 pounds, 
she won a condition race for mares at a mile and a six" 
teenth easily in 1:49. At the same meeting, carrying 
126 pounds, she won a mile and an eighth handicap, 
and then at Coney Island came the triumphs of her 
life, when, with 114 pounds, she captured the Suburban, 
beating Bannockburn (4, 112), Warrenton (4, 114), and 
ten others. Imp was at 7 to 1 in the betting, and, 
getting off in front, she lay third till the mile, when 
she took the lead and won handily in 2:051. There 
was joy among her backers on that day. 

On July 6th, at Brighton Beach, she won the 
Brighton handicap after four defeats, carrying 115 
pounds, and beating Ethelbert (3, 106), Bangle (4, 112) 
and Martimas (3, 112}) handily in 2:05 2-5. This vic- 
tory of Imp's caused some hard things to be said of 
the mare's handlers, as, after her poor showing since 
the Suburban, she went to the post at 8 to 1. After 
winning a mile handicap at the same meeting with 120 
pounds, she, on July 31st, captured the Islip Stakes, 
at a mile, with 111 pounds up, beating Firearm (4, 
113) and others in a drive in 1:40 3-5. 

At the Coney Island fall mooting, with 123 pounds, 
she won the Ocean handicap, one mile, beating a large 
field, and at the same meeting, with the steadying im- 
post of 128 pounds, she won the Turf handicap, one 
and a quarter miles, beating five others easily. At 
Brooklyn she captured the First Special, at one and a 
quarter miles, with 119 pounds in the saddle, and fol- 
lowed this up by winning the Second Special, at one 
and a half miles, at the same meeting, carrying 124 

She finished the season by placing the Oriental 
handicap to her owner's credit, when, carrying 128 
pounds, she beat Charentus (5, 100) easily in 2:07 3-5. 

Imp's performances this season were marvelous, as 
she carried heavy weights on all occasions, and met 
and defeated the best that were going. 

In the last season, though she has done remarkably 
well, it has not been up to the standard of her banner 
year. She began the season at Washington, but her 
first victory was at Brooklyn, when, carrying 124 
pounds, she won the Parkway handicap, at one and 
one-sixteenth miles, beating Kinley Mack (4, 127), Sur- 
vivor (4, 104), and others. This was on Wednesday, 
May 30, and on the Saturday previous Kinley Mack, 
with 122 pounds, had beaten her in the Brooklyn 
handicap, she running sixth with 128 pounds. 

After winning another race at Brooklyn, she started 
iu the Suburban with 128 pounds up. She and Jean 
Beraud raced in front for over three-quarters of a 
mile, but they could not stand the pace, and Kinley 
Mack, Ethelbert and Gulden all finished in front of 
the black mare. 

At the same meeting, carrying 131 pounds, she won 
a mile-and-three-sixteenths handicap, and captured 
the Advance stakes, one and three-quarters miles, with 
113 pounds up. At Brighton Beach she won a condi- 
tion race on July 23, and then did not get a winning 
bracket till the fall meeting at Coney Island, where, on 
September 3, carrying 128 pounds, she won at one 
and one-sixteenth miles on the turf. 

She had her revenge on Kinley Mack by defeating 
him in the Second Special at Brooklyn on September 
15, when, with 118 pounds, she beat him in a drive, he 
carrying 120 pounds, with Ethelbert third, with 121 
pounds, and one and one and a half miles being run in 
2:34 1-5. This was the old mare's star performance of 
the year, and her backers fared well, as she was the 
outsider in the party, 7 to 1 being laid against her. 

Imp's last victory was in the Mahopac handicap, 
one and one-sixteenth miles, at Yonkers, N. Y., on 
October 25, when, carrying 126 pounds, she beat 
Kamara and others in 1:47. She finished the season at 
Washington, where, in a mile and 110 yards handicap, 
she, with 123 pounds, was second to First Whip, on 
November 23. 

It is to be hoped that the report of her retirement 
is true, for the great black mare has earned a rest and 
an easy life for the future. All will wish that she may 
have better luck with her progeny than has fallen to 
the lot of other great mares, and that some day or 
other a son or daughter of Imp may follow in the 
footsteps of the illustrious mother, and become as 
great and popular as she is. 

Entries for Brooklyn and Suburban. 

The full list of entries for the Brooklyn and Subur- 
ban Handicap are as follows: 

The Brooklyn Handicap; for three year olds and 
upward: $S000 to first, $1500 to second and $500 to 
to third; weights to be announced February 1st; one 
and one-quarter miles— McMeekin, Mischievous, Brig- 
adier, Kilogram, Ethelbert, Robert Waddell, St. Fin- 
nian, Beau Gallant, Bellario, Alsike, Alcedo, Withers, 
Kiuley Mack, High Order, Ildrim, Bonnibert, Blues, 
George Arnold, Choirmaster, Toddy, Conroy, Out- 
lander. Militant. Watoroure. Banaster, Approval, 
Gulden, Prince McClurg, King Bramble, liaffaelo, All 
Gold, Charentus, Standing, Herbert, Box, Maximo 
Gomez, Sidney Lucas, Star Bright, St. Simonian. 
Vassal, Bannockburn, Brutal. 

Seventeenth year of the Suburban handicap; for 
three years old and upward; 910,000 guaranteed, of 
which $2000 to second and $1000 to third; weights to 
be announced February 1st; one and one-quarter 
miles — Jack Point, McMeekin, Prince of Melbourne, 
Mischievous, Brigadier, Kilogram, Ethelbert, Batten; 
Brutal, Bellario, Beau Gallant, Alsike, Ildrim, Alcedo, 
Slap Dash, Withers, Kinley Mack, High Order, The 
Lady, Bonnibert, Blues, George Arnold, Zeus, De- 
canter, Asquith, Choirmaster, Toddy, Conroy, Mili- 
tant, Watercure, Banaster, Gulden, Approval, Kamara, 
Princo McClurg, King Bramble, Potonte, Alfonso, All 
Gold, Charentus, John Yerkes, Standing, Simonian, 
F. W. Brode, Bannockburn, Procession, Box, Maximo 
Gomez, Sidney Lucas, Star Bright. 

Answers to Correspondents. 

H. G. Hawaii— Kindly give breeding of imp. Kyrle 
Daly and mare Cinderella, sire and dam of Harold, also 
the breeding of Milner, sire of Marigold. 

Ans. — Imported Kyrle Daly was by Artillery, (son of 
Touchstone) out of Colleen Rhue by Gemme di Vergy; 
second dam Princess by Retriever, third dam Echidna 
by Economist, fourth dam Miss Pratt by Blacklock. 
lifth dam Gadabout by Orville. 

Cinderella is by Catesby, first dam Slipper by imp. 
Yorkshire, second dam Kitten by American Eclipse, 
third dam Eliza Jenkins by Sir William of Transport, 
third dam Nell by Orphan, fourth dam by imp. 
Buzzard, fifth dam by Silvertail. 

Milner was by imp. Leamington, first dam by 
Lexington, second dam Kate Anderson by imp. 
Sovereign, third dam Chloe Anderson by Rodolph, 
fourth dam Belle Anderson by Sir William of Trans- 
port, fifth dam Butterfly by Sumpter. 

Constant Reader — Morello was a bay horse foaled 
1890, and died on the farm of J. O. Reis at Alamo, 
Contra Costa county, in November 1896. Ho won the 
Futurity in 1892 in 1:12 1-5. He won the Wheeler 
Handicap at Chicago in 1803, carrying 117 lbs. and ran 
the distance in 2:05. He also ran one and one-eighth 
miles in 1:53} with 128 pounds up.- He was one of the 
greatest race horses ever produced in America. Mor- 
ello stook at the Sonoma Stock Farm of J. B. Chase 
and at Alamo. If you have a mare said to be by Mor- 
ello you should be able to ascertain whether that breed- 
ing is correct. Find the name and breeding of her dam 
and learn whether such a mare was bred to him. 

M. B. S., Cottonwood— You will find two different 
lotions advertised in our business columns, either of 
which will be as good as anything you can use. Or 
you might try the following: Take biniodide of mer- 
cury one and one-half drams, vaseline or lard one 
ounce. Mix thoroughly and after clipping the hair 
from the parts, rub in well for fifteen minutes. Leave 
it on for thirty-six hours and then do not wash it off, 
but apply lard or vaseline and keep on with it daily 
for three weeks. Keep the colt's head tied up so thjit 
he cannot bite the blistered parts. 


The following have been elected stewards of tho 
National Steeplechase and Hunt association, to serve 
for three years, or until their successors are appointed: 
J. O. Green, J. H. Alexander, R. C. Hooporand W. H. 

Prince Poniatowski was the only Californian to make 
a nomination in the Brooklyn Handicap. 

The thoroughbred horse owned by the Marcus Daly 
estate have been insured for a large amount, the in- 
surance to run until February 2d. The horses are to 
be sold January 30th, 31st and February 1st. 

Entries to the New Louisville Jockey Club's stakes, 
which show a marked increase over those of last year, 
closed as follows: Debutante stake 93, Winonah stake 
92, Juvenile stake 95, Bluegrass stake 52, Frank Fehr 
stake 86, Turf Congress stake 67, Kentucky Derby for 
1902, 112, Kentucky Oaks, for 1902, 79; Nursery stake 
for 1902, 153. Six stakes to be run at the spring meet- 
ing of 1901, closed January 5th. The average number 
of entries to each stake is 83. There will be run at the 
spring meeting nine stakes, tho Kentucky Derby, tho 
Clark stake, and tho Kentucky Oaks that closed in 
1899, and the six just closed. 

ANUARY 19, 1901] 

Site ^ptv^hjcic tiixh &puvT&n\ax\ 

Park Commissioner Brower of the horough of the 
Brooklyn has formally taken charge of the grounds of 
the Coney Island Jockey Club at Sheepshead Bay, 
under a recent legislative enactment relating to public 
parks, whereby the grounds of the club become known 
as the Sheepshead bay park. Under this act the 
grounds are to be open to the public at all times except 
the thirty days of racing given by the club. 

Jockey Overton, at Washington Park, Chicago, in 
July, 1891, rode in the six races on the card and won 
them all, which is the American jockey record for one 
day. At Alpin, in New Zealand, on January 28, 1899, 
a jockey named Thompson won seven races and a 
match, making eight consecutive wins in one day. 

Leon N. Salmon, well known as a turf writer and 
also in other positions he has held on the turf, has been 
appointed secretary of the new Saratoga Racing 

Robert Curran of Butte, Montana, who is attending 
to the correspondence of the Montana Jockey Club 
during Secretary Lawrence's absence at New Orleans 
finds that he has his hands full as the correspondence 
increases in volume daily. The outlook is that the 
meeting will be one of the best that has ever been 
known in Montana. It is stated that there will be at 
least 450 horses from California, and 100 runners from 
Denver. New Orleans and Memphis are expected to 
contribute a large number of horses for the races Two 
of the best race tracks in the country are located in 
Butte and Anaconda, and horsemen know that there 
is no better field for racing than in Montana. There 
will be a number of Montana horses contest for the 
prizes, and Montanans are rapidly increasing their 
stables in anticipation of the meeting. 

The death of Lord William Beresford will not affect 
Mr. William C. Whitney's English racing plans, except 
that Lord Beresford would have managed Mr. Whit- 
ney's stable had he lived. J. Huggins will train the 
horses and the Rieff brothers will do the riding. 

In the Follansbee handicap, a high weight affair, 
run off last Saturday at Emeryville, Articulate demon- 
strated that he is a "sure enough " race horse, defeat- 
ing the good colt Golden Age with comparative ease. 
There was a delay of twenty minutes at the post, the 
flag finally falling to a bad start with Articulate off 
behind. Golden Age was first to break and set off at 
a killing pace; Articulate, however, ran him down in 
the first sixteenth of a mile and then opened up a gap 
of five or six lengths, which advantage he held until 
the stretch was reached; here Golden Age, gamely 
reponding to punishment, drew up to within two 
lengths of the leader, but could get no closer, and in 
that order the wire was passed in the fast time of 1:29 
for a slushy track. Articulate's win was a most im- 
pressive one and stamps him as a colt of high class and 
great speed. He is a wonder in muddy going and is 
probably the best three year old racing here — at pres- 
ent. He combines in his veins the blood of St. Simon 
and Musket, which has proved such a great success, 
especially in Australia. St. Andrew, his sire, is one of 
the few sons of St. Simon (the leading race horse sire 
in the world) which has been imported to America. 
Utter, the dam of Articulate, was by Martini Henry, 
a son of the famous Musket, and her dam was by 
Chester. Articulate thus carries the best blood of both 
England and Australia. 

A new set of colors will probably be introduced to 
the Eastern turf world at the Brooklyn meeting. They 
will be those of W. H. Jackson, Jr., son of the well 
known breeder, and his stable will be mainly two year 
olds selected from his father's Belle Meade Farm. All 
have been highly tried and it is thought that there is 
some stake timber among them. They will be handled 
by John Brandon, who is trying to make a rider out 
of Justice Forehand, a very promising lad. Forehand's 
brother, Thompson, who was a crack rider in the 
West, is in bad odor, and although strong efforts are 
being made to lift the ban, the chances of his riding 
this year are not considered very bright. Mr. Jack- 
son has already raced in the West with some success. 

Fred Taral has signed a contract for three years to 
ride for Baron von Zeitaffel, of Vienna. He will sail 
for Austria, February 15th. He has sold his place in 
Mount Vernon. Taral is noted as one of the strongest 
finishers in the business, and while he has not done 
much of late years, he has not accumulated weight, 
and with good horses to ride will probably prove he is 
as good as ever he was. 

J. J. McCafferty's good filly Belle of Orleans has 
broken down so badly at New Orleans that it is 
thought her racing career is over and she will probably 
be retired to the stud at once. 

The stakes of the Harlem Jockey Club, numbering 
twelve, with added moneys to the amount of $25,000 
and estimated values of $44,500, have been announced 
by Secretary Nathanson. Two new events, the Twen- 
tieth Century Handicap and the M. Lewis Clark 
Stakes, are among those offered. In view of the pros- 
perous season passed by the club last year, the increase 
in the value of the stakes is marke* 5 . Nearly all are 
more than doubled in value, and the Twentieth Cen- 
tury Handicap will add $5000 to the total offered in 
added moneys. The increases offered by Harlem tally 
to a dollar with those offered by Hawthorne, and the 
two rival tracks will race with practically the same 
attractions, so far as stakes are concerned. Secretary 
Nathanson also announces that no purse of less than 
$500, except for the cheapest fields, will be offered at 
Harlem, and that overnight handicaps, with $600 to 
$750 added, will be given frequently. 

Thompson Brothers say that Sidney Lucas will be a 
greater horse this year than ever, and they do not 
care how much weight is packed upon him in the 
handicaps. They are willing to chance him against 
anything in the country, they say. 

Papinta, the famous dancer, will soon be in Califor- 
nia and will, no doubt, have the pleasure of seeing 
some of her horses start in races at the local tracks. 
Eddie Cassin this week brought down six two year 
olds from Papinta's farm at Concord, Contra Costa 
county. One by Buck Massie is a crackerjack in 
Eddie's opinion. 

It is stated on good authority that Tod Sloan, when 
he returns to England in March, will apply to the Eng- 
lish Jockey Club for a license, and he fully believes 
that it will be granted him. 

Jockey Coburn has returned from New Orleans and 
made his reappearance on the turf last Monday, riding 
Casdale in the opening event. Many bettors who had 
the misfortune to back Casdale expressed much sorrow 
at Coburn's return, as the thoroughly ill-judged ride 
which he put up on Casdale was solely the cause of his 

Ordnung is about the most improved horse racing 
here at present; he shows au ability to carry weight, 
and run in any kind of going, and in any kind of com- 
pany. While he is hardly of stake quality it seems as 
if he has a chance, at least, with the best of them. 

The McLaughlin selling stakes at one mile and a 
sixteenth brought out rather an ordinary lot of horses, 
of which the three year old Telamon looked to be the 
best and went to the post favorite. The winner, how- 
evei-, turned up to be Anjou, which came from behind 
and snatched the victory from Lena by a neck; Malay 
off none too well, at the start, finished third, a length 

Sam Hildreth is making changes in his stable; dur- 
ing the past week he has sold Meehanus to Caesar 
Young, Gibraltar and Bangor to Burns & Waterhouse 
and the two year old Sol Lichenstein to Dr. H. E. 

Lester Reiff, the famous jockey, was a visitor at the 
Emeryville track last Saturday. 

It is rumored that Mr. Charles Reed has made up 
his mind to race again. He is the owner of the Fair- 
view Stud., who, when St. Blaise was offered at auction 
years ago, promptly bid $100,000 and secured that 
grand sire at the only bid made on the stallion. In 
1902, it is said, he will race a strong stable of two year 
olds and the cherry, blue sleeves, cherry cap and blue 
tassel, will be warmly welcomed back to the track. 

Lou Rey was bid up $1100 Saturday above his en- 
tered price by Mr. Lewis, his former owner. Mr. 
Simons retained him with the customary $5 advance. 

The total amount of added money offered by Wash- 
ington Park, Harlem, Hawthorne and Lakeside is sur- 
prising. It is nothing less than $603,250. Basing an 
estimate upon the number of entries received in former 
years to stake events at Chicago, the values of the 
stakes offered by the four tracks reaches $725,000. 

Lester and Johnnie Reiff, the jockeys, who scored 
such successes in England and at home, have pur- 
chased a fifteen-acre home for their parents near San 
Jose. The place is located on the Infirmary road and 
Moorpark avenue. It is the old Burgess home. There 
is a fairly good house on the place and the land is in 
fruit. The boys say they will not retire from the 
track and engage in fruit raising, but simply want the 
place for a home for their parents. The price is said 
to have been $21,000. 

The prospects for the annual spring meeting of the 
Little Rock Jockey Club, which opens March 25th, are 
very bright, and the indications are that the attend- 
ance will be the largest in its history. There will be 
three stakes, two by the Turf Congress and one by a 
St. Louis brewing company, which this year succeeds 
a local brewing company. The latter firm has for 
several years been giving an annual stake of $500. 
There will be more money up this meeting than ever 
before, the association having provided for about $1800 
a day during the six days racing. It is announced that 
the betting ring will be open to all reputable book- 
makers, which will be tho means of preventing much 
of the dissatisfaction that the closure rule has pro- 
duced at some of the previous meetings. There are 
now about 100 horses at the track, tho largest number 
ever stabled thore so far in advance Among the own- 
ers who now havo stables in quarters are George W. 
Long, Louisville; J. E. Gushing, Minneapolis; Charles 
Mahone, Kentucky and Ben Vincent. George C. 
Bennett, the Memphis turfman, will take over his 
stable of thirty racers by January 15th, one of the larg- 
est stables in the United States, and one of the heaviest 
winners on the Western tracks. Ed. Graves of Lex- 
ington, Ky., will take over fourteen head and Burrows 
of St. Louis will have twenty. The association has a 
large force of men at woak on the grounds, stables and 
tho track, putting them in good shape for the meeting. 

The condition of the track at Emeryville has mili- 
tated against the success of the current meeting, from 
a racing standpoint. The sea of mud which has pre- 
vailed during the two weeks has been responsible for a 
great many upsets and may account for the defeat of 
the extraordinarily large number of favorites which 
went wrong. 

Two year old racing is now in full swing and three 
furlong events for the youngsters have become regular 
features. It is usually not a very difficult matter to 
select the winner in these races as two year olds run 
more consistently and closer to form than older horses 
do; but this season, owing to the perfectly ridiculous 
manner in which thestartingis conducted theseevents 
have been decided immediately upon the release of the 
barrier and are thus robbed of a large amount of 

Catalogues for the Marcus Daly sale have been re- 
ceived and can be had at this office. 

A telegram of January 6th from Lexington, Ky., 
announces the critical illness of Major Barak G. 
Thomas at his home in that city. Major Thomas is 
now 74 years of age and has for many years been one 
of the most prominent American turfmen and breeders 
and to enumerate the famous horses which have come 
from the Dixiana Stud would require a column or more 
of American turf history. Major Thomas is known as 
the Nestor of the turf and he and Col. S. D. Bruce, of 
New York, now in his seventy sixth year, are probably 
the only turfmen living who saw the great Grey Eagle 
and Wagner race at Louisville, Ky., in 18119. 

For every horse foaled in 1898 (now two years old), 
or thereafter, a name must be claimed through the 
registry office of the American Stud Book on or before 
March 1st of its two old year. In case a horse is not 
named prior to March 1st of its two old year it may be 
duly named upon payment of a fine of $50, if name is 
claimed and allowed at least two days before date of 

The San Francisco Jockey Club has arranged for 
longer distance races at Tanforan. The book for the 
three weeks' meeting, commencing January 21st, was 
issued Tuesday and in it are numerous events at over 
a mile. There will be three jumping events a week. 
On the 25th the Vernal stakes for three year old fillies 
eligible to the California Oaks will be run. The Winter 
handicap, with $3000 added, is carded for Saturday, 
the 26th. The Eclipse stakes will be run February 2d 
and the California Daks on February 9th. 

The Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans, Latonia and 
Tanforan tracks will withdraw from the present Turf 
Congress and organize a new body similar to the East- 
ern Jockey Club, " said a prominent delegate to the 
session of the Turf Congress held at the Wellington 
Hotel in Chicago last Wednesday. "This will mean a 
dissolution of the present Turf Congress, the throwing 
out of the smaller Southern tracks and the organiza- 
tion of a strong Western body, with a board of stew- 
ards that will be extremely powerful in turf matters."' 
The combination includes the big tracks of the West, 
with the exception of Oakland and Ingleside. The 
latter has not been in operation this season. It also 
leaves out Little Rock and other southern tracks. 
These will be provided for, however, if the present 
plans carry. It was planned after the Turf Congress 
adjourned to have the big tracks withdraw. The 
new body, if it goes through, will fix all racing dates. 
The object of the meeting waa to provide for the divis- 
ion of the monew now in the treasury. This was ac- 
complished. Each track in the Turf Congress secures 
$2900. This leaves the sum of $2600 in the treasury, 
which will cover present expenses. It is likely the big 
tracks mentioned will turn their $2900 in to the treasury 
of the new jockey club to be formed later. The dele- 
gates favoring the new organization adjourned to the 
Auditorium annex. The name chosen for this body 
was the Western Jockey Club. 

The catalogue of the Bitter Root horses to bo sold in 
New York the last of this month have been issued by 
the Faslg-Tipton company and are complete in every 
particular. Besides containing a history of the per- 
formances of the stallions and tabulations of the pedi- 
gree of each animal catalogued there are many hand- 
some half tone engravings of some of the leading 
stallions and broodmares. 

The Canadian racing circuit has announced the 
stakes it will offer for the meetings at Fort Erie 
(Buffalo) and Highland Park (Detroit). The principal 
ones are as follows: At Fort Erie: Canadian Derby — 
One and one-quarter miles, for three year old foals of 
1898; value, $2000. Hamilton Stake— Six furlongs, sell- 
ing, for three year olds and upward that havo never 
won a stake of $800; value, $1000. Pan-American 
Handicap— One mile, for three year olds and upward; 
value, $1000. Buffalo Stake — Five furlongs, for two 
year olds; value, $1000. Barrie Stake — Four and one- 
half furlongs, for two year olds and upward; value, 
$1000. Grand Canadian Handicap Steeplechase — 
Short course, for four year olds and upward; value, 
$1000. At Highland Park: Turf Congress Stake- 
One and one-sixteenth miles, a sweepstake for three 
year olds. Turf Congress Stake — Four and one-half 
furlongs, a sweepstake for two year olds. 

W. D. Randall has returned from Montana and 
states that everything looks favorable for a most suc- 
cessful meeting at Butte and Anaconda next summer. 
The season will open on July 2d, and as the Montana 
people have enjoyed a three years' rest they are look- 
ing forward to a meeting with great interest. 

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[January 19, 1901 




Turf and Sporting Authority of the Pacific Coast, 



P. O. BOX 2300. 

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Money should be sent by postal order, draft or by registered letter 
addressed to F. W. Kelley, 36 Geary St., San Francisco. Cal. 

Communications must be accompanied by the writer's name and 
address, not necessarily for publication, but as a private guarantee 
of good faith. 

San Francisco, Saturday, January 19, 1901. 

*■ an aphorism that is becoming more pertinent every 
day. So accustomed have people become to asking- 
legislative bodies to pass laws favoring special schemes 
in which they see big profits, that from Congress to 
the board of trustees of the smallest school district, tho 
legislative apartments of National and State Govern- 
ments are asked to hang out the department store 
sign "If you don't see what you want, ask for it." It 
makes no difference what the nature of the "want" is 
there seems to be no limit to.the demands for legislation 
in its behalf, and the State is asked to take control of 
everything from religion to racing or from the selling 
of a glass of beer to the disposal of the carcass of a dead 
duck. There is, just now, in a circle that wo believe is 
so narrow that not more than a half dozen persons can 
find standing room in it, a call for race track legisla- 
tion, which will limit the racing season to thirty days 
in any one county. Because the Breeder and 
Sportsman has intimated at various times that long 
continued race meetings were not conducive to the 
highest class sport, and that they were of but little 
benefit to the breeding industry of the State, some 
seem inclined to the opinion that this journal should 
favor legislation limiting tho racing season. We take 
this opportunity to state for the benefit of those who 
hold these views, that we see no more cause for legis- 
lative control of racing than we do of baseball, golf, or 
oven the games of marbles played by the school boy. 
Because racing from October to May has made San 
Francisco "a poor harness horse town" is no better 
reason for limiting the running season by legal enact- 
ment than the fact that vaudeville and farce comedy 
draw larger houses than the Shakespearean dramas is 
a sufticitnt ground on which to pass an ordinance re- 
stricting tho lighter shows to fewer performances. The 
only control over sports of any kind that the legisla- 
ture should attempt to exercise is that they shall not 
be cruel, brutal or immoral and |when those points are 
covered there ;is no demand for any further legis- 
islation. Racing, both running and trotting, wijl work 
out their own salvation in this State as they will in 
every other locality. Galloping contests are better 
gambling propositions than are those at the trot or 
pace, and will always be more popular with those who 
gamble on them for the sake of gambling. Harness 
racing does not appeal to everybody as the greatest of 
amusements, but it does to a great many and there are 
enough of this sort in the country to keep it in the 
front rank of American sports. The trotting horse 
man that sits down and whines because the running 
tracks draw larger crowds and make a larger profit 
every year than the harness meetings is not a true 
lover of the sport that he claims to admire, and tho 
man or set of men who would have the running season 
shortened so that some other game can run, have a 
disposition very similar to that of the little girl who 
said to her brother when he took the choicest apple 
from tho plate: "You greedy boy, I wanted that my- 
self," and if that little girl is still living we do not 
doubt but she is an enthusiastic advocate of woman's 
suffrage and aspires to be a member of the legislature 
that she may introduce a bill prohibiting boys from 
having a grab at any plate of big red apples until she 
has had a chance to make a selection herself. But, 
all joking aside, this question of asking legislative 
interference in the matter of sports is a very serious 
one, and we hope that every fair minded person 
interested in any way in the breeding, training 
developing or racing of harness horses will frown it 
down. Laws governing or limiting racing have no 
place on the statute books. Let them once bo placed 
there and there will be no end to the additions and 
amendments that will be offered evory year, until no 
man will know he has won a race until the Supreme 
Court has rendered a decision in the matter. There 
is no demand among the harness horse men of Cali- 
fornia as a class for any law limiting running races. 
They are too representative a set of individuals, too 
broad minded and liberal to ask for any such selfish 
legislation and too far sighted to fail to see the wreck 
and chaos that will follow government paternalism in 
„aeing matters. 

IT LOOKS as if there is an inevitable clash coming 
' between many of the racing associations of America 
before many years, and if it does come the causo will 
be greed — the vice that is the downfall of nearly all 
corporations. There is no doubt but that racing as 
conducted in the big centres of population is very 
profitable to the associations that manage them, and 
this fact leads to many new clubs being formed and 
new tracks built. An organization that has been ac- 
customedto making a profit of $1000 per day for thirty 
days does not see why it should give up one half its 
time to a new club, and the new organization cannot 
understand should not be permitted to engage in 
business on dates of its own choosing. The result is 
that around New York everything is in the hands of 
that powerful organization, Tho Jockey Club, whoso 
members are mostly very wealthy gentlemen who care 
more for the sport than they do for the gain 
to be made and they keep the Shylocks of the 
business under control. Around Chicago, however, a 
different condition of affairs exist and the contest for 
dates is on every year. The Western Turf Congress 
could not solve the question and has gone out of exist" 
ence. A new organization is to take its place, but 
breakers are already ahead. Tho Washington Park 
Club of Chicago stands in a better position than any 
of the others. It can always depend upon a large 
attendance, many high class entries and a profitable 
season. It is above the fighting crowd and stands on 
its dignity and reputation, like the New York associa- 
tions. The others are fearful of opposition and it will 
not take them long to make an attempt to outlaw all 
the smaller tracks that try to give meetings on dates 
not satisfactory to them. The result will be a race war 
that cannot help but work great injury to racing as 
well as to the breeding of thoroughbreds. 

A GUARANTEED STAKE OF $25,000 for trotters 
of the 2:14, 2:15 or perhaps the 2:18 class would be 
a great drawing card for tho next State Fair, and we 
suggest that tho Directors look the field over and see 
if some such stake cannot be arranged. It should be 
something after the plan of the big trotting stakes 
that are decided in the East every year and for which 
buyers are always out with big money looking for 
likely candidates. Such a stake should be an animal 
event and nominations should close early and the name 
of the horse not required until the opening of the cir- 
cuit, which is generally the last of July. We believe a 
stake of this kind could be opened with an entrance of 
five per cent, payble in installments and that it would 
cost the association but very little money. We 
think first money should not be less than $1500, second 
$750 and third $250, with nothing deducted from the 
money won. A stake of this nature would increase 
horse values and attract the attention of horsemen all 
over the country. 

AN EFFORT IS BEING MADE to arrange a cir- 
cuit of harness racing to begin at Petaluma and 
take in Santa Rosa, Napa, Vallejo, Woodland, the 
State Fair, Stockton and perhaps one or two other 
places, and we can assure horse owners that there is 
every probability of it being successful. By the mid- 
dle of February an official announcement will be made 
and if everything progresses favorably a circuit of har- 
ness racing for purses worth trotting and pacing for 
will be assured horsemen. 

SAM LOATES, the champion English jockey, left 
Chicago yesterday for San Francisco and will 
probably be seen in the saddle here. He stated that 
he was not coming to the coast for the purpose of 
riding, but for a pleasure and sight-seeing trip, and 
added that he would probably ride, however, if invited. 
There will be a general desire on the part of horsemen 
to see Loates ride and note his style. 

IF THE LEGISLATURE would divide the State 
■ into not more than ten agricultural districts and 
appropriate money for annual fairs held in each, and 
some provision could be made whereby the Boards of 
Directors appointed to take control thereof would bo 
composed of men actually interested in the progress 
and development of their respective districts, a great 
step in advance would be made. 

California State Agricultural Society, writes us 
that the Occident Stake has 100 entries, tho largest 
in its history and that he will send us a full list, 
together with a list of those that made second and 
third payments in the Occident and Stanford Stakes 
as soon as he has them checked up, which will be in a 
few days. 

THE FUTURITY STAKE run last year at the 
California State Fair had but forty-nine original 
entries yet had a total value of $1(5(50 on the day it was 
won by St. Rica, the two year old by St. Andrew. The 
Futurity of 1902 has 168 entries and by the rule of 
three it should be worth over $0000 next year. 

A New Plan Suggested. 

Assistant Secretary Harry Lowden of tho California 
Stat Agricultural Society is sending the following cir- 
cular to trotting horse owners and trainers through- 
out the Coast. 

Sacramento (Cal ), Jan. 16, 1901. 

Dear Sir: — I enclose you the number of payments 
on the Occident and Standford Stakes for 1901 and 
1902. also tho entries for Occident Stake of 190,1. 

On my suggestion, the Board authorized the open- 
ing of six harness races for the State Fair of 1901. 
They have made those races as an experiment to 
tighten the cost to owners and breeders of harness 
horses, placing them in the same line as running horse 
stakes, excepting the division of moneys. They add 
$500, which all goes to the winner. The entrance, $10 
only, and $25 additional for starters. The entrance 
and starting moneys paid in to be divided as follows: 
$50 to the fourth horse and the balance paid in — 60 per 
cent, to the second horse and 40 per cent, to the third, 
five horses to start, and no deductions from money 
winners. You will see that under those conditions the 
horse that wins tho race gets $500 for an entrance and 
starting fee of $35, as against $50 for original entrance 
and $50 as a money winner, in all $100 in a $1000 purse, 
under old system. I am sure the second and third 
horses will do better than under the old plan, while 
the fourth horse heretofore only saved his entrance, 
he will make $15 over and above what he paid in. 
These will be nomination purses that will close early 
in April, and horses are to be named in June that are 
then eligible to their classes. You will notice that if a 
horse goes amiss or the owner should not wish to start, 
he is only out $10. I would be pleased to have your 
views on this proposition, also what you think would 
bo best classes, for four trotting and two pacing races. 
We will soe how these take and be guided by them, 
whether we continue the balance of our purses under 
this proposition or revert to the old system for the 
program of races for the next fair. Kindly give this 
your closest attention and let me know your ideas on 
the system and also the classes at your earliest possi- 
ble convenience. The intention is to lighton the cost 
of entrance to owners and provide attractions and 
drawing contests for the association. 

Yours truly, Harry Lowden, 
Ass't Sec'y. 

There is no doubt but this plan will lighten the cost 
to horse owners, and be especially favorable to those 
whoso horses go wrong and cannot start, as instead of 
being out $50 entrance in thousand dollar purses it will 
cost them but $10. The winner of first money will got 
$05 more than he could in a purse of $1000, and the 
winner of fourth money, as Mr. Lowden states, would 
earn $15 net instead of simply getting his entrance 
money back. The second and third moneys would de- 
pend for their value on the number of entries and 
starters. Let us take a big list of entries and a big list 
of starters for example. Twenty entri.sat $10 each 
would bring in $200 as we understand the $10 must be 
paid at time of entry. Ten starters at $25 each would 
make $250 more which with the $500 added by the 
association would make a total of $950 in the stake. Of 
this $500 would go to the first and $50 to the fourth 
horse. Sixty per cent, of the remainder, or $240 would 
be paid to second and $160 to the third. In this case 
every horse would get more money net than he would 
in a purse of $1000 under the old style, and at a lesscostj 
but the association would be the loser, as under the old 
plan with twenty entries and ten starters the asso- 
ciation could not possibly be out over $300 even 
though not one cent was collected from those 
that failed to start, and if six non-starters paid tho 
race would cost the association nothing. Now, let us 
figure on a race with a few entries — say eight, with the 
required five starters. With the $500 added money it 
would be worth $705. First and fourth money would 
be the same — $500 and $50 — leaving $93 for the second 
horse and $62 for the third, and this division of the 
money should surely make a horse race, as the differ- 
ence between second and first money would be too 
great for an owner to be content with second place. 
On the old plan of five per cent entrance money a 
thousand dollar purse with eight entries and five start- 
ers would cost the association $600 net if it collected 
every entrance fee, and $25 additional for each non- 
starter that it failed to collect from. Mr. Lowden 's 
plan looks to be a good one for the horsemen, espec- 
ially where entries are numerous. 

We hope every horseman who receives one of Mr. 
Lowden 's circulars will take the time to reply to it and 
state just what he thinks about it. Do not hesitate to 
give your opinion, whether it is for or against the pro- 
posed plan and give the reasons for thinking so. 

Also state what classes you think will fill best and 
what ones you will enter in. If the horse owners and 
the officers of the State and district associations will 
get in close touch with each other the racing season of 
1901 can be made a great success. 

Richard Croker has purchased of Colonel W. S. 
Barnes, of Lexington, six head of the choicest thor- 
oughbred colts of the 1900 production of Melbourne 
Stud. The total amount involved is $20,000. The best 
youngster of the lot is the handsome Beau Imperial, 
by Prince of Monaco out of Bonita Belle, the dam of 
Beau Gallant, which cost Croker the stiff sum of $6100. 
The youngsters bought for Croker will be delivered in 
June, when they will be sent across the water to race, 
They are by Prince of Monaco and Jim Gore and out 
of such dams as Bonita Belle, Peti Olo, iQuintette, 
Bamboo, etc. 

January 19, 1901 J 



Coming Events. 


Jan. 14, 15. 16, 17, 18, 19— Pontlac Poultry and Pet Stock Exhibi- 
tor's bench show. Pontiac, Mich. Dan'l. Thomas. Secretary. 

Jan. 23, 24, 25, 26— Chicago Pet Dog Club. First annual show. 
Chicago. Mrs. J. T. Buhrer, Secretery. 

Feb. 13, 14— Rhode Island Kennel Club's bench show. Providence. 
R. I. Geo. D. Miller, Secretary. 

Feb. 19, 20. 21, 22— Westminister Kennel Club. Twenty-fifth 
annual show. Madison Garden, New York. Jas. Mortimer, Secre- 
tary and Superintendent. 

Feb. 26, 27, 28, March 1— Cleveland Kennel Club. Annual bench 
show. C. M. Munhall, Secretary, Cleveland, O. 

March 6, 7, 8, 9— Duquesne Kennel Club of Western Pennsylvania, 
Pijtsburg, Pa. Fred'k. S. Stedman, Secretary. 

March 13, 14, 15, 16— Mascoutah Kennel Club. Eleventh annual 
show. Chicago. J. L. Lincoln, Secretary. 

April 2,3, 4, 5— New England Kennel Club. Seventeenth annual 
bench show. Boston. Tyler Morse, Secretary, address care Bos- 
ton Athletic Ass'n. 

May 8, 9, 10, 11— San Francisco Kennel Club. Fifth annual 
show. San Francisco. J. P. Norman, Secretary-Treasurer. 


Jan. 21— United States Field Trial Club. Tenth annual trials. 
Benton county, Miss. W. B. Stafford, Secretary. Trenton, Tenn. 

Feb. Championship Field Trial Association. Annual trials, 

(First week in February.) Grand Junction, Tenn. W. B. Stafford 

Pacific Coasr Field Trials. 

The eighteenth annual trials of the Pacific Coast 
Field Trials Club started last Monday at North Island, 
Coronado Beach. In the Derby, the first event, there 
were eighteen starters. This event was finished Tues- 
day. The winners were: First — J. E. Terry's orange 
and white English Setter Lady (Ch. Count Gladstone 
IV — Peach Mark. Second — W. W. Van Arsdale's black, 
white and tan English Setter bitch Peach Blossom 
(Ch. Count Gladstone IV— Peach Mark). Third— P. 
D. Linville's white, black and tan English Setter bitch 
Maggie F. (Ch. Count Gladstone IV. — Lady Rodscaff). 

The Derby winners are all daughters of Champion 
Count Gladstone IV, which fact is a pleasing feature to 
Coast fanciers and another vivid showing of the old 
dogs wonderful career as the best producing sire in 
the country. Lady won third in the recent North- 
west trials at Whidby Island, being beaten by North- 
Huntress and Clipper W,, who both ran in the Derby 
this week, but were unplaced. 

The All-Age stake was started on Thursday 
morning, the number of starters including the three 
Derby winners was six. Peach Blossom won first, Lady 
second and Cuba's Zep and Merry Heart divided third. 

Following the All-Age, the Champion and Members' 
Stakes were on the card, among the entries for the 
first named event were Tod Sloan's Vi, Albert Betz's 
Merry Heart, W. W. Van Arsdale's Lou, P. D. Lin- 
ville's Maggie F., W. S. Tevis' Petronella, J. W. 
Flynn's Senator's Trinket and H. W. Keller's Vals- 
mark. W. S. Tevis' Cuba of Kenwood and W. W. 
Van Arsdale's Peach Mark were entered in the Cham- 
pion Stake. The trials were concluded on Thursday 
afternoon. In the All-Age Maggie F. won first, Vi 
second and Merry Heart third. Cuba of Kenwood 
won the Champion Stake. 

During the trials birds were plentiful, weather con- 
ditions were changeable, varying from extreme heat, 
which interfered with point work, to heavy fogs dur- 
ing which it was difficult to keep track of the dogs. 

The attendance of sportsmen from the beginning 
was large, during the running there was many arrivals 
of field trial enthusiasts. The trials were a source of 
much interest to the many guests of the Hotel Coro- 
nado, the trial grounds being located within a few 
minutes walk of this famous resort. Mr. E. S. Bab- 
cock and Mr. Graham E. Babcock were untiring in 
their efforts to show club members and visitors to the 
trials every accommodation possible. 

At the annual meeting of the club, held on the even- 
ing of the loth inst., the following officers for the en- 
suing year were elected, President, W. S. Tevis; Vice- 
Presidents, J. E. Terry and W. W. Van Arsdale; Sec- 
retary and Treasurer, Albert Betz; Executive Com- 
mittee, C. N. Post, J. M. Kilgarif, C. E. Worden, J. H. 
Schumacher and H. W. Keller. 

The next trials will be held during the second week 
in next January. Entries for the next Derby will close 
on July 1, 1901, and for tho All-Age Stake on Decem- 
ber 15th. 

During the running of the trials Mr. Thomas John- 
son was assisted in the judging by Mr. C. N. Post of 
Sacramento and John Schumacher of Los Angeles. 
Mr. Johnson, we regrot to hear, was handicapped dur- 
ing a portion of tho trials by a slight illness which 
necessitated his following the dogs in a buggy instead 
of on horseback. 

The cup won by Mr. W. S. Tevis last ycsr in the 
Champion Stake at Bakersfield was voluntarily placed 
in competition again for tho stake this week. W. W. 
Van Arsdale, Frank Maskey and John E. do Ruytor 
also donatod handsome cups to bo run for in the differ- 
ent events. 

A detailed report of the trials will be presented to 
our readers next week. 

Vibo's recognition as a sterling and high class Fox 
Terrier is attested by the recent matings with two 
bitches, the owner of these having the reputation of 
being one of the best judges of the breod on the Coast. 
So much does Vibo show his superiority that it is re- 
ported a well known winning dog will not compote 
against him at the coming May show. 

Two Good Ones. 

The breeding of two young English Setters 
whelped February last year, recently received by Mr. 
Clinton E. Worden shows a purple lineage which 
should have its corresponding good influence on tho 
breed out here, the youngsters are now at Stockdale 
Kennels, one is a black, white, and tan and tho other 
is an orange and white dog. They are by that good 
Setter Dave Earl out of Accellerando, she by the crack 
Gath's Mark ex Countess Rush out of Cit Noble ex 
Belle of Piedmont by Dashing Rover ex Ranee. Cit 
Noble by Ch. Windem ex Nora. Gath's Mark by 
Gath ex Gene by Gladstone ex Gazelle. Gath by Cit 
Noble ex Peep o' Day. 

Dave Earl by Ch. Count Gladstone IV ex Dan's Lady 
by Dan Gladstone ex Lilly Burgess by Gath's Mark ex 
Esther. Dan .Gladstone by Gladstone ex Sue. Ch. 
Count Gladstone IV by Cit Noble ex Ruby's Girl by 
Gladstone ex Ruby Gladstone. 

Doings in Dogdom. 

We know of two good Bull Terriers that are for sale. 

We have heard the pleasing rumor that the Califor- 
nia Collie Club propose to make a great exhibit of 
Collies at the May show. 

Wade Crane, a well known sportsman of Penngrove, 
Sonoma county, has a large pack of hounds thor- 
oughly trained for coyotes, wild cats and bear. He 
has recently received three good ones from the East # 

The third annual show of the St. Louis Collie Club 
proved a success and is reported to be a good illustra- 
tion of what a few enthusiastic fanciers can accomplish. 
Mr. Henry Jarratt, of Philadelphia, officiated as judge. 
There were 194 entries divided among nineteen classes. 

The All-Age Stake of the United States Field Trial 
Club closed with thirty-three nominations. The list 
includes the best Pointers and Setters in the country 
that have run in lield trials for a year or two. The 
trials will commence near Grand Junction, Benton 
county, Miss., on Monday: 

A grand litter of Great Dane puppies is reported by 
Mr. J. L. Cunningham, the result of a breeding of the 
beautiful Duke to his well known blue bitch Champion 
Juanita. The markings are of a variety and richness 
that promises a sextette of harlequins that will be 
hard to beat. The litter is evenly divided by sex. 

The St. Louis Coursing Club's annual election of 
officers for 1901 took place January 2d, and resulted as 
follows: John J. Lavin, President; James Menown, 
Vice-President; Thos. McClure, Vice-President; M. F. 
Gibbons, Treasurer; C. P. Benson, Secretary. Execu- 
tive Committee — W. H. Ries, Thos. McClure, G. 
Schuette, F. Schraut, J. J. Curran, A. D. Aldrich and 
J. J. Lavin. J. J. Lavin, Slip Steward; W. H. Ries, 
Field Steward; Lawrence J. Smith, Judge; John Egan 

In order to help the restoration of stolen dogs, the 
French society "Assistance aux Animaux" has made 
arrangements to tattoo a number on the ear of every 
dog or oat presented at the society 's establishment in 
Paris. The process, it is claimed, will be painless, and 
as a register of all pets tattooed will be kept, owners 
will always be able to establish identity by reference to 
the number on the animal's ear and the testimony of 
the society's books. The plan is likely to be very suc- 
cessful it is said. 

Good dogs, it is claimed, bring better prices in Eng- 
land than in the United States. We hear now and 
then of American purchasers who pay large sums for 
dogs, but it seems that the average of prices is larger 
across the water. According to the English Stock- 
Keeper good individual dogs bring more money and 
the market for ordinary specimens is better. A recent 
Greyhound sale at Barbican, London, shows some ex- 
cellent selling figures. Mr. Graham's consignment of 
seventeen first and eight second season Greyhounds 
brought $7200. The sensational price of over $2000 
was obtained for the pair Good Form and Garbitas, 
too straight in the shoulders to please fanciers present 
but otherwise perfect Greyhounds, the former being 
beautifully moulded for running, a brace any man could 
be proud of. They formod part of a litter by Gallant, 
winner of the Waterloo Cup in 1897, and the aggregate 
price of the litter was no less than $3180. 

The judges for tho Westminstor Kennel Club show 
will be: St. Bernards, Mastiffs, Bloodhounds and 
Deerhounds, Mr. Arthur Trickott, Kansas City, Mo.; 
Great Danes, Mr. J. Blackburn Miller, Newburgh, N. 
Y.; Russian Wolfhounds, Mr. Edward L. Kraus, Slat- 
ington, Pa.; Greyhounds, Dalmatians, Bull Terriers, 
Airedales, Skye and Bedlington Terriers, Mr. F. S. 
Bellin, Minneapolis, Minn.; Foxhounds, Sporting 
Spaniols and Collies, Mr. Henry Jarrett, Chestnut 
Hill, Pa.; Pointers, Mr. George Jarvis, Now York; 
Setters, Mr. W. S. Bell, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Old English 
Sheepdogs, Basset Hounds, Black and Tan Terriers. 
Yorkshire Terriers, Toy Terriers, Pugs, Pomeranians, 
Toy Spaniels and miscellaneous classes, Mi-. R. F. May- 
hew, Clifton, S. I.; Poodlos, Mr. II. (I. Trevor, South- 
ampton, L. I.; Bulldogs, Mr. L. C. Beadleston, Now 
York; Boston Torriers, Mr. J. F. Holt, Faneuil, Mass.; 
French Bulldogs, Mr. Join) It. Buchan, Now York; 
Beagles, Mr. A. J. Purinton, Palmer, Mass.; Dachs- 
hunds, Mr. Joseph Graoflo, New York; Fox Torriers, 
Mr. G. N. Carnochan, Riverdale-on-Hudson, N. Y.; 
Irish Terriers, Mr. O. W. Donner, Rye, N. Y.; Scot- 
tish Terriers, Mr. J. Steele, MaoKonzio. North Bond, 
O.; Welsh Terriers, Mr. J. W. Mitchell, New York. 

Pampered Pets of the Fashionable Women of 

A correspondent of the Boston Herald is responsible 
for the following interesting lotter concerning tho 
"lucky dogs" of Paris. We know of many owners 
whose dogs lead a life of canine luxury in most respects, 
but the French article seems to bo tho "lum turn proper 
caper." Rather! 

No woman of fashion in Paris is ever without her 
lap dog, whether shopping from her carriage or driv- 
ing or promenading in the Bois. At the smart dog 
store in Paris, where every dog of high degree pro- 
cures his wardrobe, are shown the latest fashions in 
dogdom. Each winter sees a change in the cut of their 
coats and the color and design of their pocket hand- 

No fashionable dog ever dreams of driving or walk- 
ing out without a coat, even in summer, when coats of 
pique take the place of tho winter onos of cloth, velvet 
or fur. 

Among these coats is one in scarlot cashmere bound 
with black silk galloon, delicately embroidored in black 
silk, and lined with quilted black satin. It straps 
under the tiny terrier with three straps of cloth with 
little gold buckles. The neck is finished with a gath- 
ered granny hood, which, on cold days, may be drawn 
up over the dog's head, there being little places 
through which his ears pass. On tho back of the coat, 
a little to one side, thore is, as on every dog's coat, a 
tiny pocket for the handkerchief. 

A French lady vas buying these handkerchiefs by 
the dozen while I was looking at thorn, and I could not 
help laughingly saying: "But, madame, why is not 
one enough, since he does not use them?" 

"But, madame, he does use them. They are most 
necessary. He would perhaps soil my frock with his 
wet nose on a cold day when he sits beside me in the 
carriage. I just wipe his nose with this little morsel 
of linen, and when we get home it goes into his own 
laundry bag. Oh, they are quite necessary, I assure 

These handkerchiefs, so necessary to mistress and 
dog, are about three inches square. They are of finest 
linen, and have the narrowest of colored hems, in the 
corner of which there is an embroidered initial in the 
color of the hem. 

On one coat the handkerchief pocket is fixed to the 
belt that straps about the dog's back and keeps in 
place his elegant coat. This is in white satin. It was 
designed for the dog to wear when he accompanies his 
mistress on the day of her wedding next month from 
the house where the reception is to be held in the 
Fourbourg to the chateau outside of Paris, where the 
honeymoon will be spent, tho trip to be made, as is the 
thing at present, in an automobile. This coat of white 
satin is entirely lined with ermine fur, which turns 
over enough to show a tiny border. The belt is em- 
broidered in white silk and buckles in gold, and a nar- 
turn-down collar of fur frames the neck. 

All the dog coats this winter have turn-down collars, 
instead of the flaring Medicis which last winter stood 
up about every dog's head. 

A coat of black Persian baby lamb had little jewelled 
buttons fastening the straps under the neck, and a 
collar of black panne. Another of pale blue broad- 
cloth has a collar of sable fur, and an initial worked 
on the pocket. 

Great care is taken in choosing cloths and furs that 
will harmonize best with the pet's color, and the 
shapes are most carefully arranged to set off their 
elegant points to best advantage. Coats are always 
made to order. 

Quite as important to the fashionable !dog as the 
coat are the rubber shoes which he must wear when 
he walks out. They are expensive necessities, too. 
One doesn't often see rubber-shod dogs on the boule- 
vards; for the smart dogs shun the sidewalks as much 
as does his mistress, except to trip across it from car- 
riage to pastry shops or tailors. But in the Bois, in 
the alleys where tho fashionables leave their carriages 
for a promenado, one will see almost every dog so pro- 
tected from the mud — or, rather, it is his mistress' 
frock that is protected, when he jumps back into tho 
carriage with her and tho footman pulls off the mud- 
died shoes. They come in all possible sizes, from those 
little enough for tiny black Terriers that can crawl 
into any lady's muff to those big enough for a Mastiff, 
for at tho country estates of the smart world even big 
dogs wear them when they aro lot out for a run, so 
that they may come into tho house directly after with 
impunity to rugs and gowns, the man having removed 
their goloshes at the porte cochere. Theso shoes are 
shaped to fit perfectly and button about the ankles. 

More fascinating than either coats, handkorchiofs or 
rubber shoes, are the various pieces of jewelry pro- 
vided for the pamporod lap dogs of the haute monde. 
Rich gems and uncut stones are used to stud their 
collars, many of which in their delicacy resemble a 
lady's bracelet more than they do an ordinary dog 
collar. These loveliest ones aro composed of carbun- 
cles, of cabochons or Egyptian scarabees connected by 
frail and lovely gold links, with a little clasp or pend- 
ant whore they fasten. A jewelled anklet of like de- 
sign is not unusual, and tho jewelled leash that does 
duty in tho park might bo worn by tho dog's mistress 
as a muff or purse holder. Tho plainer kid dog collars 
match the dog in color, and are rimmed with gold or 
silver and studied with metal flowers. 

One does not realize what an extravagant and luxur- 
ious city Paris is, until ono sees the possible richness of 
tho wardrobes of the lap dogs of tho rich. 

Kennel Registry. 


Plumoria Cocker Kennels' black Cocker Spaniel bitch Black Suo 
(Sander's Hob-imp. Chippie) to same owner's Hampton Goldie (Ch. 
Red Mack-Hampton Queen Readie) January 14, 1901. 


John Love Cunningham's Great Dane bitch Ch. Juanita (Strohm 
36,649— Queen C. 41,471) whelped January 14, 1901, six puppies (3 
dogs) to same owner's Duke (Caesar— Queen Bruuhilde). 


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Coming Events. 

Feb. 42— Grand open-to all blue rock tournament. Ingleside. 

March 10, 1901— Kmplre tiun Club. Merchandise Shoot. Blue 
Rocks. Alameda Point. 

April 1, 2, 3, 4, 5— Ninth Annual Grand American Handicap 
Tournament. Live birds. Interstate Association. Interstate 
Park. Queens, L. I. 

April 9, 10, 11, 12— Baltimore Shooting Association. Amateur 
Eighth annual tournament. Live birds and targets, i Baltimore 

Tinkering the Game Law. 

The Chronicle of Thursday last published an editorial 
under the above caption which, while good in princi- 
pal, does not reach the mark aimed at. The writer of 
the article in question is not conversant with the situa- 
tion. In the first place, we are led to believe that the! 
bill introduced is not the proposed bill which was ad- 
vocated by the game convention held in this city last 
May. An entirely new bill has been drafted, it is said, 
and presented under the prestige of the late conven- 
tion and offered as the legislation desired by the sports- 
men of the State. 

This action on the part of two or three individuals 
responsible for the alleged game protection agitation 
of the past two years nullifies the purpose of the con- 
vention held last May and is practically a breach of 
faith. In one respoct the Chmntdi writer is about 
correct when the statement is made that "the pro- 
posed amendments" "are the outcome of a convention 
which was held in this city a few weeks ago and have 
only one object in view — the regulation of wild game 
killing for the benefit of those who enjoy this kind of 
sport and have the means and leisure to indulge in it." 

Whether the bill is submitted in good faith or no, 
we are not at present advised, it is possible that the 
obnoxious features aro in the Datura of counter irrita- 
tion. A great deal of feeling has already been stirred 
up on the subject of game protection and this bill will 
not improve the situation. 

The whole movomont has been inaugurated by inter- 
ested individuals for the purpose of ultimately bring- 
ing about the creation of a State Game Commission 
and the appointment of a sutnricd State Game Warden. 
The men who are desirous of reaping the benefits of such 
proposed legislation are unworthy of endowment in 
that respect and have not the support of sportsmen, 
taxpayers nor the public at large. 

A Day in Marin County. 

Olema, January !), 1901. 

Ed. Breeder and Sportsman— Some largo bags 
of canvasback ducks have recently been made by the 
Country Club members shooting at the "laguna" — a 
sheet of brackish water separated from Sir I-" ram-is 
Drake's bay by a narrow sandspit. This inland pond 
is just about opposite the rocky Farallones. The half- 
moon expansion of sea northward to the shore as it 
stretches away to the south head of Point Reyes — an 
open roadstead — is the bay; whence the redoubtable 
Knglish navigator whiled away the winter ere he 
sailed off roundabout to the Philippines on his voy- 
age home, his ships laden with the rich spoils of the 
Spanish Main. A friend, I note, has but recently 
erected a pine cross twenty feet in heighth, commemor- 
ative of the first Protestant services held on the shores 
of the Pacific. 

But to return to the "laguna." W. S. Kittle and 
Alex. Hamilton had killed the Sunday before I went 
to this haunt of the "cans"' 118 birds. On the suc- 
ceeding Tuesday, New Year's Day, Chas. L. Wheeler 
and Le Roy Nickel, of Miller & Lux, killed fifty-four. 
Sol said, why should not IV I stopped my' mare, 
Lady Pallis, on the water shed, where Hood, forest and 
field lay in the quiet sunshine before mo. My Pointer 
Don was immovable on a bevy point. I jumped out, 
marked the bevy down, as they flushed to the noise I 
made in getting out of the cart. 

The birds were located in a high cover of grease- 
wood. Upon my near approach the birds flushed 
again when I killed one with each barrel. I saw the 
cover was too high for me to shoot in, besides the 
birds had made a long flight and lit beyond my sight, 
so I called my dog in, got up behind my fleet-footed 
mare and away I wont to the "laguna " My heart 
misgave me when I reached the shores of the pond. 
The barrel blind which the game keeeper, Ben Alcan- 
tara, had told me of, was under water and the decoys 
were gone. Perhaps fifty canvasback ducks swam and 
dove out of gun shot. Out at sea a steamer was puff- 
ing and panting northward. The two Italian fishing 
steamers were close in shore fishing for the San Fran- 
cisco market. They steam along side by side some 200 
feet apart, a net stretched between. When the fish 
are caught they are put alive into tanks in the boats, 
so that they are not only fresh but live fish when 
they reach the market. I staid until the stars came 
out; until the Farallone light flashed and gleamed o'er 
the waters of the deep "like a good deed in a naughty 
world." The whir of incoming birds apprised me that 
canvasback come high, too high for my L. C. Smith, 
so I sadly hied me home. Payne. 

A Great Game Preserve Projected. 

The establishment of a great game preserve by- 
Arizona sportsmen, embracing a portion of South- 
western Arizonia and Northwestern Mexico, and prob- 
ably a small part of California, is a project which was 
not conceived until recently, but which will likely be 
talked about by sportsmen all over the country within 
a few month. A small party of explorers recently 

passed through Tucson after making a trip through 
the country adjacent to the head of the Gulf of Cali- 
fornia, representing, it is believed, a number of sports- 
men of the Middle States, bent on formulating a plan 
for the protection of game, and to prevent the exter- 
mination of certain species. A convention of sports- 
men will soon meet in Chicago or Denver to consider a 
plan for the establishment of a great game preserve, 
and representative sportsmen from all sections will re- 
port the ad vantages offered for game preserves in their 
immediate sections. 

That portion of the country south of Yuma, includ- 
ing a small section of California and considerable 
territory in Mexico, is one of the most fruitful fields 
for the Nimrod of this country today. It abounds in 
wild game of all sorts, and with the help of man a 
large expanse of land could be converted into one of 
the greatest and most inviting game preserves in the 
world. Mexico offers liberal aid to such enterprises, 
and it is understood that already that Government has 
promisod to mako important concessions if American 
sportsmen are willing to carry out the plan of estab- 
lishing a game preserve lying partly in Mexico. 

The extermination of wild game in this country and 
the urgent necessity of adopting drastic measures for 
the prevention of further ruthless slaughter are two 
subjects which have long occupied the attention of 
American sportsmen. Never before have they been 
stirred up to the necessity as within the past few 
months when from all over the country there have 
boon demands for Congressional action. State and 
territorial legislation has proven insufficient, but Fed- 
eral action in recent years has checked wholesale 
slaughter in this and other territories and States. 
However, slowly but surely, certain kinds of wild 
game, such as deer and antolope will be extinct in 
Arizona within a few years, and in a shorter time the 
mountain sheep now found in a few parts of this terri- 
tory will disappear unless early action is taken. It is 
because of 1 he threatened extermination that ( 'ongivss 
will soon be asked to make an appropriation for creat- 
ing a game preserve, or at least for its moral support. 

The redskins of Arizona have made great inroads 
into the ranks of deer and antelope, leaving their reser- 
vations frequently to engage in systematic slaughters 
of those animals. The Apaches' in Eastern Arizona 
kill only the game they require for meat and leather. 
It is said that the Navajos of Northern Arizona and 
other Indians of this territory do not kill game on the 
wholesale plan merely for the sport, as is commonly 
believed, but they seem to require an inordinate 
amount for ordinary use. Occasionally they leave 
their reservations, where long ago game became too 
sporadic to invite the hunter, and organize bands 
which go after big game with guns and bows and 
arrows in much the same manner that Americans or- 
ganize rabbit dives. Great piles of hair scraped from 
the hides speak unmistakabiy of the slaughter which 
attends one of those expeditions. 

A party consisting of Professor W. J. McGee, De- 
laney Gill, an artist, and others representing the 
Smithsonian Institution, recently passed through 
Phoenix, after exploring the Tiburon island in the 
Gulf of California, returning from Sonora by an old 
road near Tenajos Atlas. The party went to examine 
the condition of the cannibalistic Ceris Indians of 
Tiburon island, who murdered R. E. L. Robinson, a 
newspaper man. and a companion six years ago and 
feasted on their bodies. On account of tribal friction 
a few years ago a small band of these savages left the 
island of Tiburan and made their way to the coast of 
Mexico, subsequently traveling north and establishing 
a small colony near Quitovac. The Smithsonian party- 
went among the Indians at that place for the third 
time, finding them in the same condition on each trip. 
They have not multiplied in any numbers in the past 
score of years, and their manners of living and habits 
have not varied. 

In visiting those Indians McGee's journey took him 
through the heart of the game country, which in time 
may be set apart as a preserve. All along his path he 
discovered gamo in such profusion that he made a part 
of his trip the study of the wild animals of that region. 

The Indians near Quitovac led him into some re- 
markable hunting grounds where deer and wild hogs, 
a large species of peccary, tame and unfamiliar with 
the white sportsman's methods, were but little intimi- 
dated by the approach of the party. The professor re- 
turns enthusiastic over the game conditions of that 
region. Wild animals abound there as they did only 
a few years ago in many parts of this country, but 
although the region is not remote from thickly* popu- 
lated sections, it has been almost entirely neglected by 
hunters, untouched by the hand of white man, and its 
isolation from the haunts of men would be complete 
but for the presence of a handful of redskins who 
roam over that section. The country is so formed, said 
Professor McGee, that some of the lands could be irri- 
gated by water from the Colorado river, making of 
them even more alluring stamping grounds for wild 

How to Keep a Gun New. 

In the days of the old muzzle-loaders there was some 
excuse for allowing a gun to remain dirty. Before 
drawing a wiping rag through the barrel, as we do in 
the case of modern arms, it was first necessary to re- 
move the breech-pin, and as this was a job that gener- 
ally required the use of a bench-vice and monkey 
wrench, it was never undertaken when avoidable. To 
wipe a gun with the breech-pin left in simply meant to 
crowd all the dirt and fouling to the rear of the bar- 
rel; and when this practice was followed for any length 
of time the cylinder and tube would become clogged 
and miss-fires would result. Later, as the accumula- 
tion of dirt increased, the barrel would become rust 
eaten at this point, or "breech-burnt," as it was com- 
monly termed. A more satisfactory way of cleaning 
muzzle-loaders was to wash them thoroughly with hot 
water; after which they were wiped dry, and a light 
powder load fired from them to expel all moisture from 
the tube and cylinder. Re-wiping and oiling should 

have followed this, but generally did not. The arm 
was placed in the rack or set in its corner, its interior 
black with the residue of burnt powder: in a condition 
better calculated to invite rust than before it had been 
scalded out. How satisfactory shooting could be done 
with arms so treated (or mistreated) is a mystery to 
every practical sportsman of the present day. But 
this we know: That every year or two it was necessary 
to re-cut rifles to Improve their shooting qualities, and 
the art of "floating out" shotguns to a larger bore 
was not unknown among the gunsmiths of That day 
and time. A rifle which originally required bullet's 
running 100 to the pound might come to throw a half- 
ounce ball before its period of usefulness was over 
and this will explain why you can hardly find two old- 
time rifles of exactly the same calibre. The barrels of 
shot guns were lighter and would not stand re-boring 
so often. Still, they could safely be given two or three 
"dressings" without rendering them unsafe. It is 
necessary to state that choke-boring was not then 
practiced. All shot guns were cylinder bores, or, per- 
haps, "choked the wrong way"— i. e., bell muzzled. 
Wads were not commonly used. I mean by this "cut 
wads," as they were termed. 

Fragments of newspaper were used as wadding 
rammed down tightly to form a gas check behind the 
shot— and in consequence the size of the bore was a 
matter not considered. But at the present time few 
rifles and practically no shot-guns aro re-cut to a larger 
gauge, though in many instances there could be with 
advantage a return to this time-honoured practice. 
Generally speaking, rifles of small calibre may be re- 
bored for a larger cartridge at trifling cost. "The best 
snipe gun I ever shot," said S. D. Barnes in Sports 
Afield, "was a rusted Parker, sawn off back of the 
choke and dressed out perfectly. It was originally a 
10-gauge. After a re-boring it'was probably a 0, as a 
No. 10 wad would almost fall through the barrel. I 
I used it with brass shells exclusively, loading with 8- 
gauge wads, and it shut very hard and made a beauti- 
ful- pattern. I mention this incidentally, and not in 
palliation of the neglect that renders necessary the re- 
boring of a gun or rifle. " With proper care the barrel 
of a firearm may be made to outlast almost any other 
part of its construction. The secret of the whole 
matter is to watch for the first rust speck and be sure 
that you never see it. The only way to remove rust U 
to cut it out of the metal and re-polish the surface. 
Any roughness in the interior of a barrel will catch the 
dirt and hold it, and, no matter how thickly you 
plaster it over with grease, it will rust. And a rust 
spot once formed will never groiv smaller. Depend 
upon that. Furthermore when the interior of a gun 
barrel becomes pitted the owner is more likely to lose 
all interest in its care, and after this the story of its 
utter ruin is soon told. Pay attention to the following 
rules, and your gun or riflo can be kept in perfect con" 
dition for many years: — never leave it over night dirty. 
Never put a drop of cold water in the barrel, nor hot 
water unless you follow with a thorough drying and oil- 
ing. A dry rag will not remoue fouling unless it is first 
softened with hot water or oil. Some authorities con- 
demn the application of mineral oils to the interior of 
the barrels. The writer can recommend coal oil (kero- 
sene) for this purpose. He has used it for years and 
found that it served admiragly. Draw a kerosene rag 
through the bore and follow with a careful wiping. A 
grease! rag will remove moist fouling from the gun 
barrels, but the dry residue or dirt and lead is some- 
what different. For these a soft wire brush or wire 
guaze cleaner shonld be used to scour out the barrels. 
These cleaners should be just hard enough to remove 
the lead or other adherent matter without scratching 
or injuring the gun barrel. Then oil with vaseline. 
If you :-hance to be caught out in the rain with your 
gun it is best to dismount it, dry each part carefully, 
and oil them well. Use vaseline, gunoleum, or other 
good lubricant. Every time you clean your gun, go 
over every portion of the exterior with a rag soaked 
in vaseline. It will prevent the metal parts from rust- 
ing and keep the wood stock and fore-end clean and 
bright. A dingy and dirt-specked gun is a standing re- 
proach to its owner. 

Cartridge and Shell. 

The sportsmen of Biggs, Butte county, will hold a 
live bird shoot on February 22d. Three moneys in 
the principal event on the card will pay 9100 to first, 
400 to second and *;i0 to third. 

Hon. Bernard Collins, Assemblyman from the 
seventh district comprising Butte county, succombed 
to an attack of pneumonia on the loth inst. Mr. 
Ccllins was Chairman of the Committee on Fish a*nd 

On Washington's Birthday, under the auspices of 
the San Francisco Trap Shooting Association, an 
attractive blue rock program will be made up for an 
open-to-all meeting. This will practically be the open- 
ing of the coming trap shooting season. 

The live bird grounds will be improved for this year's 
shooting and brought up to date. Among other inno- 
vations it is contemplated to operate the pigeon traps 
from a chamber underneath the trap circle, after the 
custom in vogue at the principal Eastern trap grounds. 

"A Chip of the Old Block" is a suggestive title for a 
congenial subject pictured on the handsome calendar 
issued this year by the Union Metallic Cartridge Com- 
pany. A smiling youth, evidently garbed in the bor- 
rowed hunting clothes of his sportsman sire and with 
the latter "s 12 guage Remington hammorless shotgun 
in his hands has demonstrated his ability to handle a 
gun by bagging the brace of grouse which he proudly 
carries pendant on his left shoulder. The calendar has 
a practical value besides its monthly record of days. 
Postal and revenue information of value are printed 
upon its back and ready for daily reference. 

Sonoma county has a local Creelman who is very in- 
dustrious in unearthing natural history specimens that, 
on paper, are remarkable. 

Several days ago Harry Smith of Ponngrove killed 
a very peculiar specimen of a bird on the laguna near 

January 19, 1901] 


Santa Rosa. It had the body of a rail in size and 
shape, but its head is that of a widgeon. It is of a 
deep chocolate color, and its legs are like that of a 
rail, while the feet are the same as those of a canvas- 
back duck. 

The open season, for quail and wild ducks will close 
on March 1st, this is the general statute in that re- 
spect. In Alameda, Sonoma, Fresno, Kern, San Benito 
and Santa Clara counties the close season on quail 
commences February 1st. It has been unlawful to 
hunt or kill quail in Los Angeles county since January 
1st, in Marin county since January 15th, in San Mateo 
county since December 1st, in Yolo county since De- 
cember 3d, In Ventura county since November 1st, in 
Orange county since October 5th. The close season on 
quail in Kern county will prevail after February 15th. 


Coming Events. 

Feb. 3— Second casting contest. San Francisco Striped Bass 
Club. Stow Lake, 10 A. m. 

Fish Commissioners' Report. 

The sixteenth biennial report of the State Board of 
Fish Commissioners for the years 1899-1900 has just 
been issued. The document is replete with much in- 
teresting information, statistics, data, etc., pertaining 
to the value and importance of the fishes in our inland 
and coast waters, game protection and enforcement of 
the law, fish propagation, needed legislation, inspection 
and seizure of fish and game shipments, the present 
ruinous system of shrimp fishing, fish hatcheries, trout 
and salmon statistics, fish protection, an interesting 
chapter on sea lions and their status as fish destroyers, 
with a short history of their contemplated thinning 
out last year and letters explanatory of the withdrawal 
of Federal sanction for the killing of the animals upon 
property under the immediate jurisdiction of the 
Washington authorities. 

A few brief extracts from the report are the fol 

"Through the efforts of this Board, the delicious 
and abundant shad and striped bass, which are the 
food of the weathy in other States, come cheaply to 
the humblest of our citizens. If this Commission in 
thirty years has accomplished nothing further than 
the introduction and propagation of these two species, 
it has justified all the expenditure that the State has 
made in its support. These two species are increasing 
year by year." 

" By the efforts of this Board, the salmon has been 
saved to our State. The decrease of the spawning 
areas and the encroachments of civilization would long 
since have put this king of fishes among the creatures 
that were, if the efforts of this Board had not super- 
vened to save it. It has been maintained in full sup- 
ply, and hopes are high that it may be increased to 
something like its pristine abundance." 

" In the two years ending August 31, 1900, our patrol 
force has made 526 arrests, of which 104 entered pleas 
of guilty, 86 were convicted, 150 were acquitted, 62 
were dismissed by the Justice or District Attorney, 76 
are pending, and in 48 the defendants were unknown, 
but the evidence for their conviction was secured. 
The total of fines imposed for these violations was 
$5779. Of this amount, $2712.08 was paid to County 
Treasurers and $.'1091.83 to the Fish Commission Fund. 
In addition to this showing, our force removed 23 set- 
nets and 430 sections of Chinese sturgeon lines from 
the public waters, the owners of which were never 
found, and the apparatus was destroyed. 

"Eleven thousand three hundred pounds of under- 
weight striped bass was seized by our force while it 
was en route to marketmen. The fisherman who con- 
signed these fish were unknown to us, and the fish 
were seized, as the consignee disclaimed it. Over 2500 
game birds, killed or possessed in violation of the-law, 
were seized. This great quantity of fish and game was 
distributed among the hospitals, asylums and charity 
homes, etc." 

"With the advance of industries in the State, the 
establishment of mills, factories and other plants and 
smelters, the natural spawning grounds of the salmon 
are slowly but surely being destroyed, and in time 
there will be no natural propagation. Even the pres- 
ent run could not be maintained without the work of 
the hatcheries, and this work will become more and 
more important as the destruction of natural grounds 

It is probable that in time there may not be a suffi- 
cient run of salmon up to tho points where spawn is 
now secured to warrant operations there, and that tho 
stations may have to be located much below the points 
now used, and that streams that have heretofore been 
of little consideration in securing eggs may become of 
the first importance. 

We hope that this question may be entirely cleared 
up by the investigations now being conducted." 

"We have continued the investigations of the move- 
ments and habits of the young salmon liberated from 
the hatcheries. This study has been confined to their 
movements in the Sacramento river and Suisun and 
San Pablo bays. After the young fish leave the river 
and enter the bay, it becomes very difficult to locate 
them. During the time the young fish are descending 
the river, we have been enabled to observe their move- 
ments with considerable accuracy. The results of 
these observations can bo summed up as follows: They 
move down stream as soon as the sac is absorbed, con- 
tinuing the descent, reaching tide water within a few 
weeks. While in clear water the descent is made at 
night. After reaching discolored water they continue 

their downward movement both day and night. The 
contents of the sac contain sufficient nourishment to 
sustain life until they reach tide water, though they 
feed upon surface insects during the descent. The 
rate of growth during the descent is slight. They 
apparently have few enemies that can capture them 
after the sac is absorbed. We found but few fish that 
had caught young salmon. From the time the eggs 
are deposited until the sac is absorbed and they swim 
well, they are at the mercy of many forms of water life 
as well as many birds. The fry should not be liberated 
until the sac is fully absorbed. They should not bo 
held after that time. After reaching salt water their 
growth is rapid. Their movements after thoy reach 
the sea are still unsolved, but there is some evidence 
that their range in the ocean is much more extensive 
than is generally supposed. Marked fish liberated in 
the Columbia river basin in 1896 were captured in nets 
in Suisun bay and the Sacramento river in this State 
in 1898 and 1899. This would indicate a very wide 
range and that the work of propagation on any stream 
on this coast might affect the run in all. If this be 
true, it is not unreasonable to believe that the propa- 
gation carried on for so many years on the Sacramento 
river has been a factor in maintaining the supply taken 
from the Columbia, where propagation was not con- 
ducted until after many years after the work was 
begun on the Sacramento. This study of the move- 
ments of young salmon in fresh water has been carried 
on jointly by the United States Fish Commission and 
our staff. The final detailed report of this work will 
be published by the United States Fish Commission, 
whose agents tire still engaged in the study in this 
State. We hope to see this report within two years, 
as it is one of greut interest to all concerned in the 
salmon fishery. 

An interesting chapter on the capture of shrimps 
and destruction of small fish demonstrates the necessity 
of legislative prohibition of a practice that does damage 
to the commonwealth of the amount of many hundred 
thousand dollars. 

The following amendments to the fish laws are 
recommended and shown to be necessary and wise: 

Amend Section 628 to permit the catching and pos- 
session of striped bass of one pound in weight, and to 
prohibit the catching or possession of any striped bass 
from May 31st to July 1st. 

Prohibit the taking or possession of any shrimp from 
May 1st to September 1st. 

Prohibit the catching or possession of any crawfish 
or spiny lobster between April 15th and August 15th. 

Prohibit the catching or possession of any egg-bear- 
ing female lobster at any time. 

Prohibit the catching or possession of sturgeon at 
any time. 

Prohibit the taking of steelhead trout above tide 
water between November 1st and April 1st. 

Prohibit the taking of steelheat ■ trout in any water 
between February 1st and April 1st. 

Striped Bass Club. 

The first casting contest of the season by members 
of the San Francisco Striped Bass Club took place last 
Sunday at Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park. In the ac- 
curacy event five buoys were placed at distances of 
fifty, seventy-five, one hundred, one hundred and 
twenty-five and one hundred and fifty feet respectively, 
the contestants using a casting rod and a one and three- 
quarter ounce sinker on the line. Each member made 
five casts, the scores made were as follows: L. E. 
Daverkosen, 92 1-5 cent; C. F. Breidenstein, 91 4-5 per 
cent; Charles H. Kewell, 88 per cent; James Lynch, 
82 3-5 percent; James Watt, 79 3-5 per cent; James 
S. Turner, 77 4-5 per cent. 

In the distance event the results were: L. E. Daver- 
kosen, 75 per cent; James Tuiiner 66 per cent; Charles 
F. Breidenstein, 66 per cent; Charles H. Kewell, 62 per 
cent; James Lynch, 42 per cent; James Watt, 33 per 

The percentages for accuracy and long distances 
were: L. E. Daverkosen first with 84 4-5 per cent, C. 
F. Breidenstein second 79 4-5 per cent, Charles F. 
Kewell third 75 per cent, James Turner fourth 72 4-5 
per cent, James Lynch fifth 62 3-10 per cent, James 
Watt sixth 56 3-10 per cent. 

In casting with a two and one-half ounce sinker in an 
effort made to beat the Chicago record of 266 3-10 feet 
Mr. Breidenstein made the longest cast, 256 feet. The 
judges were W. H. Ashcroft and W. S. Turner. The 
next club casting contests will be held on the first Sun- 
day in February. 

Big Game Fish of the Ocean. 

The seeker after big gamo should attack tho rorqual 
if he would see sport indeed. For this agile monster 
has such a reputation for almost supernatural cunning 
that even if ho wore as valuable as ho really is value- 
less commercially, it is highly doubtful if he would 
over bo molested. As it is, all the tribe are chartered 
libertines, since no whalor is likely to risk the loss of a 
boat's gear for the barron honor of conquest. And 
not only so, but the rorquals, whether "fin-back," 
"sulphur-bottom" or "blue-back," as well as the 
"hump back" and grampus, make it a point of honor 
to sink when dead, unlike the "cachalot" or "bow- 
head," who lloat |awash at first, but evor more buoy- 
antly as tho progress of decay within the immense 
abdominal cavity generates an accumulating volume of 
gas. Any old whaler would evolve in tho intorost of 
sport no end of dodges for dealing with tho wily ror- 
qual, such as the collection of strongly attached 
bladders affixed to the line to stay his downward rush, 
short but broad-barbed harpoons to got a hotter hold 
upon the thin coating of blubber, etc. In this kind of 
whaling there is quite sufficient danger to make tho 

sport exciting in the highest degree. Not, however, 
from the attack of the animal hunted, but because his 
evolutions in the effort to escape are so marvelously 
vivacious that only the most expert and cool-headed 
boatmanship can prevent a sudden severance of tho 
nexus between boat and crew. 

A splendid day's sport can bo obtained with a school 
of blackflsh. Although seldom exceeding a ton and a 
half in w-oight, these small whales are quite vigorous 
enough to make the chase of them as lively an episode 
as the most enthusiastic hunter could wish, especially 
if two or even three are harpooned one after the othor 
on a single lino, as the whalers' custom is. The sensa- 
tion of being harnessed, as it were, to a trio of mon- 
sters, each about twenty-five feet long and eight feet 
in girth, everyone anxious to flee in a different direc- 
tion at the highest speed he can muster, and in their 
united gambols making the sea boil like a pot, is one 
that, once experienced, is never likely to be forgotten. 
Tho mere memory of that mad frolic over tho bosom 
of the bright sea makes the blood leap to the face, 
makes the nerves twich, and the heart long to be away 
from tho placid round of every day life upon the bright 
free wave again. 

Even a school of porpoisos, in default of nobler game 
can furnish a lively hour hour or two, especially if they 
be of fair size, say, up to three or four hundred weight 
each. But of a truth there need be no fear of a lack of 
game. The swift passage from port to port made by 
her passenger vessels is apt to leave the voyager 
with the impression that the sea is a barren waste, but 
such an idea is wholly false. Even the sailing ships, 
bound though they may be to make tho shortest pos- 
sible time between ports, are compelled by failure of 
wind to see enough of the everyday life of the sea pop- 
ulation to know better than that, and whosoever gives 
himself up to the glamor of sea study, making no haste 
to rush from place to place, but leisurely loitering along 
the wide plains of ocean, shall find each day a new world 
unfolding itself before his astonished eyes, a world of 
marvels, infinitely small, as well as wondrous great — 
from the thousand and one miracles that go to make 
up the "Plankton" to the ante-diluvian whale. Fish- 
ing in more heroic phases is obtainable in deep-sea 
cruising as nowhere else. 

Do Fishes Sleep ? 

" Do fishes sleep — and how ? " 

This question was once addressed to Eugene G. 
Blackford, formerly Fish Commissioner of New York 
State, His acquaintance with fish began when ho was 
very young, and at the present time he is a recognized 
authority all over the world. 

"Certainly they sleep," was Mr. Blackford's re- 
sponce. "Thoy sleep suspended in the water, with 
their eyes wide open. I have seen them do it often. I 
have many fish in tanks with glass fronts and can 
watch them. Sometimes I see a fish suspended in tho 
water keeping perfectly still for half an hour at a time 
and then I conclude that he is asleep. He does not 
even move a fin at such times, and the motion of the 
gills is barely perceptible. 

"Fishes don't close their eyes, because there is no 
necessity for their doing it. They have no eyelids, 
because their eyes are not exposed to dust as ours are. 
They don't close their eyes in sleep because the light is 
so modified by the water that it is not hard for them 
to find a twilight spot. 

"But they can close their eyes if they want to do it, 
and they do on very particular occasions. I will show 
you," and addressing an attendant said, "John, bring 
me a trout." 

The man went to a tank, and soon returned, bearing 
in his hand a fine trout about eight incites in length. 
This Mr. Blackford held, while he took a lead pencil 
and touched one of its eyes with tho point. Tho trout 
wriggled about vigorously, and at the same time drew 
an inside yellow curtain over tho eye. 

"You see, he can close his eyes if ho chooses," said 
the former Fish Commissioner. "Tho habits of fish 
are little known in many respects. Wo have only bo- 
gun to to study their migrations in a way that promises 
to lead to anything. Wo have captured some thousands 
of cod and mackerel and put metal tags on their fins. 
Some of those will be caught in nets far North and 
South, and as they have the address of the United 
States Fisheries Commission on them, they will give 
an idea where the untold millions of fish that race 
along our shores at certain periods spend other parts 
of thoir year." 

The shark is held in almost universal fear by nearly- 
all mankind; his carcass, however, has a high com- 
mercial value. Thousands of sharks are annually 
caught and the catch devoted to useful purposes: tho 
liver supplies a certain amount of oil, the residue being 
used for various purposes, fertilizers, etc. Tho skins 
are dried and sold at various prices according to size. 
Tho drying process makes tho skins exceedingly hard 
with a surface smooth as ivory. This material is 
known as "shagreen " and is u»od mostly for covering 
whip handles and instrument cases. Cabinet makers 
and others use it for polishing fine grained woods. 
From the fins a gluo is manufactured that is used ex- 
tensively by silk manufacturers. 

The bill introduced by Senator Belshaw is one that 
should have the support of every angler and citizen 
who is interested in fish protection and the supply of 
fish as a food product. The subject matter of tho bill 
is practically tho same legislation which has been sug- 
gested by the Fish Commission. 

Canada was awarded the grand prize for forestry, 
fish, game, mineral and agricultural exhibits at tho 
Paris exposition. 


(The tU ccfccv mtfc §t^un*tsumn 

[January Id, 1<H)1 


Encourage Local Fat-Stock Shows. 

The Chicago Breeders' Gazette says : An 
opinion entertained by most men well 
able to judge of the meat-making situa- 
tion is that henceforth the farmer who in 
the last week of November and the first 
two weeks of December has well bred, 
well-fattened, ripe bullocks, wethers or 
lambs to sell will receive a " Christma 8 
price" for them. The desire has become 
more and more marked on the part of the 
packers and wholesalers of meats to bid 
up actively for all choice lots of cattle and 
sheep suitable for holiday trade. The 
feeders of America should take full ad- 
vantage of this fact. The impetus given 
this phase of the business at the Inter- 
national Live Stock Exposition has in- 
dubitably set to thinking the working 
men who propose to profit more exten- 
sively from the existence of this Christ- 
mas demand for fancy meat-making ani- 
mals. The fat-stock show has been resur- 
rected, the breath of life blown into its 
nostrils to such good effect that it lias be- 
come part and parcel of the annual stock- 
marketing round and it will prosper from 
this day forward. 

In the United Kingdom for half a cen- 
tury past the fat-stock show has been 
putting pounds, shillings and pence in the 
pockets of British feeders. The distribu. 
tion has been much more general than it 
would have been had the exhibition of 
well-fattened bullocks, heifers, sheep and 
lambs been confined to the great shows at 
Edinburgh, Norwich, Birmingham and 
Smithfield. At these annual gatherings, 
of course, the fanciest of the prices have 
been paid for the champion animals. 
That much was to be expected, but at 
dozens of less important shows of fat ani- 
mals the prize winners have been taken 
at increased values, while the unsuccess- 
ful exhibits have been sold almost right 
at their owners' doors at prices wholly 
acceptable by reason of the augmented 
attendance of buyers attracted by the 
holding of the show and the subsequent 
disposal at public auction of the animals 

Why cannot this idea be utilized in the 
United States to put dollars into the pock 
ets of our stockmen and merchants? It 
is necessary that all fat-stock shows be 
held at the great centers of sale and dis- 
tribution? Must Chicago, Kansas City, 
South Omahajand Pittsburg h ve a mon- 
opoly of the fat-stock show business? 
There are many districts in this country 
where large numbers of well-bred cattle 
and sheep are fattened for the shambles 
each year and in each one of these dis- 
tricts there is a populous city. Would 
not a local fat-stock show prosper in each 
of these cities? If the feeders of each of 
these localieies should enter single 
animals and car-lots in suitable classes 
great throngs of people would gather 
eagerly to inspect them. Only one day 
need by taken up with the show. A very 
small ^outlay of money would suffice to 
transform the local Jstock-yards into ade- 
quate quarters in which to house the 
show. The railroad companies would 
doubtless lend their aid, financial and 
otherwise to such a project. Then let it 
be known that on a certain day at a cer- 
tain easily-reached point so many si gle 
and so many car-lots of prime bullocks 
and heifers, and so many fat wethers and 
so many fat lambs would be on exhibition 
for prizes, thereafter to be sold at auction 
to the highest bidder, and the attendance 
of buyers would be in every way satisfac- 
tory. The exhibitor would secure his 
money TCt his very door. The busy season 
being over the people would attend in 
large numbers ; the merchants would 
profit accordingly. Competition of buy- 
ers would be secured for all with select 
cat le or sheep to sell and the highest 
going market prices would be paid. 

Nor would such a show cast a straw in 
the way of any larger exhibition. Natur- 
ally the best single specimens and car-lots 

would gravitate onward to more import- 
ant events, taking with them their hon- 
ors won. Farmers unable to seek educa- 
tion at far distant points would at such 
local shows gain vastly ia information as 
to what constitutes the prime butcher's 
beast. In towns where the system of 
holding monthly or semi-monthly markets 
obta'ns much benefit has accrued. Why 
not extend this principle so as to include 
an annual show of Christmas stock? The 
expense can only be nominal for prem 
iums, management, housing and all. The 
profits, of all sorts, must be large. 

Sale of Holsteins. 

Ed. Breeder and Sportsman:— I desire 
to report to you the sale of thirteen head 
of my thoroughbred Holstein-Friesian 
cows to the Milbrae Dairy, property of D. 
O. Mills. As this is the second herd of 
these thoroughbred Holsteins that I have 
sold him in two veers it speaks well for 
the breed and his satisfaction with the 
same as they milk some four hundred 
cows and claim to be able to make more 
money with these thoroughbred Holsteins, 
despite the increased price they have to 
pay for them, than of any of their herd. 
All but three of these animals are of my 
own raising and are many of them prize 
winners at recent fairs, the cow Hight 
Ulah IV. having won the first prize in the 
butter contest at the State Fair, both in 
1890 and in 1899, the best herds of Dur- 
hams and Jerseys on the Coast competing. 
Carena of La Siesta won second prize in 
the butter contest of 1898, my cow also 
winning the first. 

The following is a list and breeding of 
those sold : 

Belinda of La Siesta 41,098 by Sirocco, 
dam Wyntie Clothilde. 

Hight Ulah IV 38,500 by King Aagie 
Clothilde's Leader, dam Hight Ulah. 

Hight Ulah V 39,639 by King Aagie 
Clothilde's Leader, dam Hight Ulah. 

Carena of La Siesta 41,101 by Clothilde's 
V Clothilde, dam Carissima. 

Fidelia of La Siesta 41,149 by Van 
Moulke Clothilde, dam Fansje of San 

Marian Wilder 42,877 by Sir Walter 
Clothilde, dam Miss Tinnette. 

Klondyke of La Siesta 46.935 by Tiran- 
nia II Zozo Paul dam Juna Padua II. 

Hester l/lah of La Siesta 42,885 by Tir- 
annia II Zozo Paul, dam Hester Ulah II. 

Faith of La Siesta 39,641 by Von Moulke 
Clothilde, dam Fansje II Clothilde. 

Duchess Brackenhof 42,881 by Sir Wal- 
ter Clothilde, dam Queen Brackenhof. 

Dora Zweifel 43,178 by Zweifel, dam 
Dora Midnight. 

Patty Gerben 46 509 by Mechthildus Sir 
Henry Gerben dam Sharon Patty. 

Sharon Grace 48,043 by Zweifel, dam 
Jetty Whitefoot. Respectfully yours, 

Frank H. BcRks. 
San Francisco, January 14, 1901. 

An Eastern wool dealer who thinks he 
knows all about it says : ' The wool of the 
Shropshire leads all others both in quality 
and style, though on some accounts if it 
were possible to raise sheep profitably for 
wool alone it would be needless to look 
for anything better than the Merino. As 
mutton has now driven wool to a second 
place in the considerat on, from the fact 
that foreign wool growers can produce it 
cheaper than we do, the Merino must go 
back to remote districts and give place to 
the mutton sheep, foremost among which 
is the Shropshire, with a fleece very 
nearly or quite equal to the Merino." 

Dairying is an industry which maintains 
the fertility of the soil, furnishes a large 
amount of labor the year round, is wholly 
devoid of the speculative features of the 
fruit business and secures the greatest 
possible quantity of nourishing food from 
the products of the soil. It is the basis of 
diversified farming which is the most 
promising hope of the farmer for main- 
taining his position as an independent 
man. All dairy countries will gradually 
grow rich and the field for ad vancemen 
is as good to-day as it ever was. 

Clydesdale and Shire. 

A correspondent propounds the follow- 
ing query : 

'"What are the distinguishing charac- 
teristics of the Clydesdale and Shire 
breeds of draft horses? In other words, 
what is the difference between them? 

This question, many times answered in 
these columns, seems to be one that will 
keep on bobbing up serenely till the crack 
of doom. There are many differences and 
many similarities. When the writer was 
getting his practical experience he was in 
charge, at one time, of a large stable con- 
taining many stallions of both breeds. 
Some visitors would insist that it was no 
trick at all to pick out the representatives 
of one breed from those of the other, but 
in not one solitary instance was the 
division ever made accurately when a 
string of ten or a dozen stallions was pre- 
sented for examination. On one occasion 
eleven Shires were run out in a row. A 
really good judge of a horse divided them 
about equally into Shires and Clydesdales 
and from the moment he was shown the 
catalogue he was cured of the idea that he 
could always tell the one from the other. 
On another occasion all Clydesdales were 
presented and another almost as good, 
though not as experienced, a judge made 
the selfsame mistake. It is only fair to 
say, however, that the entire lot of Eng- 
lish and Scotch horses had been selected 
by one man and a Scot at that. This will 
serve to show that by keeping away from 
the extremes in both breeds a very great 
similarity is found to exist. 

The fact of the matter is that the differ- 
ence between the two breeds is very much 
the same as the difference between the 
peoples of the two kingdoms, Scotland and 
England. Your Scot is inclined to a pre- 
ponderance of wiry muscle ; your English- 
man to as great strength but to rather 
more adipose tissue in connection with it. 
On the whole the Englishmen are the 
heaviest race of men. So with their 
horses and with the increase of the adi- 
pose tissue comes a certain collectedness 
of movement, not perhaps to be denomin- 
ated slowness. The Clydesdale may be 
called the "gimpiest" horse of the two. 
Again the national characteristics are to 
be discovered in the legs of the horses, but 
as both the Scotchmen and Englishmen 
have been working in large measure toward 
the common end of establishing more 
quality the difference, once very marked, 
is no longer great in the high class speci- 
mens. It must be admitted, however, 
that the most quality belongs to the Scotch 

The men from South of the Tweed have 
not sought so strenuously the extreme size 
of foot, slope of pastern, ivory quality of 
bone and silky hair that at one time 
almost infatuated the Scotch. They have 
been and perhaps still are content with 
sound, big bones and pasterns of ample 
length without seeking extreme quality. 
And they have reserved all the immense 
size the Shire breed ever possessed. In 
short the latest teachings of the showyard 
are that while the English horses have 
over all a tritle the most size the Scotch 
horses are the best at the ground, but 
taking the average it is hard to separate 
representatives of the breed. — Breeder* 

Dairy cows to give best returns must 
have much better shelter than beef ani- 
mals. The beef animal is well protected 
by a coat of fat and the material which it 
takes from the feed is stored in the body, 
strengthening the whole system. The 
dairy cow is thin, her body is not pro- 
tected by a coat of fat and what she ex- 
tracts from her food goes into the milk 
pail and not to build up her body and 
strength. A loss from the usual methods 
of feeding is that many winter feeds tend 
to make the cow constipated. The world 
over, the dairy cow gives the best returns 
under June conditions and the nearer we 
can give her these conditions in winter 
the greater will be the yield. 

Protest Against Careless Breeding. 

Not a little of the trouble in grading up 
herds of live stock comes from indiscrimi- 
nate and ignorant cross breeding. New 
blood is necessary for every flock or herd 
and some introduce it with a vengeance. 
That is, they cross with about every thing 
that comes along. They seem to take a 
certain amount of pleasure in introducing 
the blood of nearly every breed- good, bad 
or indifferent— into their flock. Some 
will defend their position by saying that 
they are experimenting and that the work 
is all done in the interest of scientific 
breeding. They will even point to some 
accidental discoveries of fine breeds pro- 
duced through cross breeding unex- 

They are wrong in this logic, for the 
accidental discoveries have not been pro- 
duced by indiscriminate cross breeding. 
There were no doubt breeders who were 
conducting a line of experiments with cer- 
tain animals for certain results and acci- 
dently obtained something else. They 
were doing every cross for a purpose and 
were thus intelligently conducting experi- 
ments in the interest of science. It ia 
very different from the indiscriminate 
crossbreeding, which has no other object 
or aim and is carried on in a haphazard 
style. It only leads to confusion and gen- 
erally to the degeneration of a flock or 

Vicious and undesirable qualities are 
pretty sure to be introduced in this way 
and in the end there will be absolute loss. 
Intell gent cross breeding is of the utmost 
importance on our ranches and it is some- 
thing that can be carried on by every 
stock man. All that is necessary is an in- 
telligent desire to improve the animals 
and a clear aim in view. A cross should 
be made only with superior animals to the 
live stock on hand. A neighbor's bull 
may have some merits, but the chances 
are that they are not superior to those of 
one's own herd. At a little more expense- 
a high grade bull can be secured to head 
the bunch ; or the services of another may 
be secured at a trilling higher expense 
than the neighbor's. 

It never pays to cross with an inferior 
bull. Such an animal should have been 
killed long ago for beef. It is the best 
thing we can do with bulls that have no 
special merits f or breeding purposes and 
the sooner the range is cleared of such 
animals, the less danger there will be that 
stockmen will injure the standing of their 
herds through the temptations of economy. 
In-an-in breeding is bad enough when the 
stock is all high grade, but to practice 
this with inferior animals is something 
almost criminal. It means degeneration 
in quality and vitality and the loss of 
nearly all animals that can be called profit- 
able in any sense of the word. — E. P. 
Smith in Field and Farm. 

The days of range cattle will soon be 
numbered in this country. A Colorado 
livestock paper predicts that in a very few 
years there will not be a herd of 5000 
cattle anywhere in this country outside of 
Texas. It is easy to forsee what the 
effect must be. The demand for beef ia 
and will continue to be constantly on the 
increase, as the range product decreaaea, 
the smaller farms, both East and West, 
must upply the deficiency. Prices will 
no doubt be high enough to make beef a 
profitable production upon any farm. 
Even at present, as conditions now are, 
the production of beef cattle is not a bad 
business upon any' farm. It affo. ds a 
home market for hay. grain and roots, and 
very much roughage can be cheaply pro- 
duced and thus turned into cash, and be- 
sides, it helps to secure the maintenance 
of fertility, which the selling of these pro- 
ducts does not. The two great questions 
which should most concern every farmer 
are, how to maintain and increase the 
fertility of the soil, and how best to con- 
serve the moisture which nature does sup- 
ply We must use our opportunities and 
husband our resources to make any prog- 
ress in this world 

January 19, 1901] 


Sheep and Weed Seeds. 

A neighbor who has a nice little flock of 
grade Shropshire sheep came to our ranch 
in a great hurry a few mornings ago. He 
reported two of his fine yearling ewes 
dead and a third one sick. We found the 
trouble to be impaction of the stomach 
from eating too many weed seeds. These 
sheep had been running on green feed un- 
til the snow fell, which covered it and 
thay had to go on dry feed suddenly. He 
had fed them some screenings from the 
threshing machine and they got too much 
of it. which produced in the stomach the 
same state of things as smut eating dees 
in cattle. A change of food for sheep ap- 
pears to be the only remedy, as the sick 
die so quickly after the trouble is observed. 
Too much care cannot be observed in get- 
ting the flock from green feed to dry in 
the fall, and they should have plenty of 
clean water and salt to aid the digestion J 
of the dry feed. The roughage at this l 
time of year, too, should be the early cut 
kind so as to be as tender as possible. 
These three young ewes were quite a loss 
in this little flock as the young ewes are 
the hope of the flock, and these were 
worth at least $6 per head for mutton and 
more than that for breeding purposes, as 
they were choice.— Bund World. 

It is said that there are bu three women 
in the United States who make what 
might De called a wholesale business of 
raising turkeys for market, one of them 
being Mrs. B. F. Jackson, of Kentucky, 
who began five years ago, and now has an 
income of several thousands of dollars a 
year from her turkeys, while the demand 
for them is larger than she is able to sup- 
ply, and another is Mrs. Mary R. Thomas, 
of Maryland, who has seven farms de- 
voted to the business. A third is Miss 
Anita Martin, of Texas, who has been at 
it about as long as Mrs. Jackson, and now 
raises them by the thousand. 

Mrs Thomas makes a specialty of the 
bronze turkey and has taken first prizes 
on her stock, the gobblers weighing from 
36 to 45 pounds each, and the hens from 
18 to 26 pounds. Mrs. Jackson says the 
young turkeys should not be fed until 
they are at least 36 hours old, and it is 
better to wait 12 hours longer. Then they 
get three meals a day of bread crumbs, 
curds and chopped onion for a few weeks 
and then it is changed to wheat and 
cracked corn. When she has 100 or more 
hatched out she puts them with three of 
the best turkey hens and lets them choose 
their own mothers. They may be turned 
loose at ten days old, but care must be 
taken to protect them if a shower comes 
up, and to keep them from straying in the 
wet grass, as they are subject to taking 
cold, and seldom recover from the effect. 
They need the sunlight. They must be 
protected from vermin, and she finds no 
better method than to dust the young tur- 
keys with insect powder in cold weather, 
and when it is warm to rub the head and 
neck at night with a mixture of lard and 
kerosene, which will kill or drive them 
off before morning. 

Miss Martin keeps about 100 stock birds 
and employs two women and several boys 
to help her, and says she cleared more 
than $2500 last year. She raises shallots 
and peppers, as well as corn to feed them, 
and her method of caring for them is 
about the same as Mrs. Thomas', except- 
ing that she uses unsifted corn meal as 
grain, and substitutes the shallots and 
peppers as green food until they are old 
enough to find the green food for them- 
selves. After they are four months they 
are only fed twice a day. 

A man by the name of Francisco started 
a dairy farm in New Jersey 12 years ago, 
almost without capital, producing 35 
quarts of milk a day. Now he has what 
is probably the largest dairy farm in the 
world, keeping 525 cows and selling 4000 
quarts of milk every day in New York at 
12 cents a quart. His cows, 35 horses and 
some young slock make over 600 animals 
on the farm. The secret of his success is 
absolute cleanliness in stables and all per 
taining to the handling of the milk. Even 
the linen suits worn by the men while 
milking are never worn but once without 
washing. Each group of 20 cows has an 
overseer whose business it is to see that 
all feeding and milking rules are carried 
out. All milk as soon as drawn is taken 
to a milk room a considerable distance 
from the stables, and as every cow has 
been t sted for tuberculosis, and no new 
one is added to the herd until she has been 
for some time in a barn apart from the 
others, and has been proved free from 
disease, he guarantees his milk to be from 
healthy animals, and drawn under the 
mostfavorableconditionsas to cleanliness. 

A novel way of booming farm lands is 
credited to the general passenger agent of 
the Atchisan, Topeka & Sante Fe R. R. 
He has had traveling about the West an 
expert shorthand writer, to visit individual 
farmers in their homes, find out what suc- 
cess has been met with, and then write 
letters at their dictation, addressed to 
Eastern friends, telling all about the big 
crops and resultant good times. This pri- 
vate secretary goes about with a team, and 
carries a small typewriting machine and 
stationery. He interviews the owner or 
renter of each quarter section on his route, 
and writes down the industrial situation, 
as it really is in that neighborhood. He 
tells just was luck was had with wheat, 
cattle and hogs, describes climatic condi- 
tions, mentions Mary and the baby, and 
sometimes winds up with the story of a 
lifted mortgage and money in the bank. 
This personal correspondence is followed 
up at the head offices of the road by mail- 
ing appropriate advertising literature to 
the farmer's friends. Beneficial results 
are said to be already manifest to the rail- 
road. When a person living back in Ohio 
receives a letter from his former neighbor 
written on a typewriter, he naturally con- 
cludes that any country which is prosper- 
our enough to warrant a plain farmer 
owning his own writing machine is worth 

Those who are trying to make winter 
butter should remember that feeding 
cottonseed meal has a tendency to make 
the butter harder, even so that it will 
crumble when cut, giving it a greasy ap- 
pearance that many do not like. It is 
better in winter to substitute gluten meal 
or linseed meal for cottonseed as these 
tend toward making a soft butter. While 
we advise that only one quart of cotton- 
seed meal be used with four or five of 
other grain, it is safe to use one quart of 
linseed or gluten meal to two or three of 
other grain. 


in being shipped about 
from place to place on a 
circuit, subject to all 
kinds of weather and 
consequent changes in 
temperature are very like- 
ly to fall sick, chills,coiic, 
colds, pneumonia, &c, 
may take them at any time. 
Avoid trouble in time by having a supply of 

Turtle's Elixir 

ever ready to hand. It is invaluable in such 
cases and for hurts, bruises, splints, spavins, &c 
The best body and leg wash known. 

Used and Endorsed by Adams Express Company. 

Tattle's Family Elixir ^ s r $S^ 

Kills pain instantly. Our 100 page book' "Veter- 
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Tattle's Elixir Co., 437 O FarrellSt., San Francisco, Cal. 

Beware of so-called Elixirs — Done genuine bnt Tuttle's. 
Avoid all blisters ; they offer only temporary relief itany. 

Home office: 53 Beverly, St. Boston, Mass. 



Charles L. Fair, 

San Francisco Jockey Club 



(San Mateo Co., Cal.) 

JAN. 21st. to FEB. 9th. inch 

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Every Week Day. Beginning at 2:10 
p. m. Last Race by 4:40 p. m. 


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Mb. 0. E. Dinkhart, Cashier Slate Bank, 
Slayton, Minn., saym 
"One bottle cured a vory bad case of blond npavln 
on a mare for which I have since been offered $800. 
I would not be without it if it coat $6.00 a bottle." 
We have h. idredi ofeuch tentimoniale. 

Price «tl.50 per Package. SmaTlerVize BO cents. Ask your 
DruKKiHt for it. |f ha does not keep it we will send prepaid on 
receipt of price. Address W. B. BDDY ft CO., Whitehall, II. Y. 


Pacing Stallion John A. 2:12 3-4. 

Five year old. Sound as a new dollar and faster 
than his record. 

Will be sold right, and in care of a good man can 
earn his price in the stud this year and be raced 
as well. 

For particulars apply to J. D. HEINS, 

400 Folsom St , San Francisco. 

Percheron Stallion For Sale. 

I offer for sale NATIVE SON, foaled April 28, 
1897. Sired by Raglan, 1st dam by Adolph, 2d 
dam by imp. Weinort, 3d dam by imp. French Spy. 

Native Son is one of the most promising young 
draft stallions in California, and is a sure foal 
getter. He was bred to eight mares last year 
and all are in foal. His six year old full brother 
weighs 2060 pounds, and Native Son will be as 
large at the same age. Apply to 

585 Fourth St., San Francisco. 

Stake Raoes Kve'y Week. Three Races for Jump- 
ing Horses During the FirBt Meeting. 

Train Service : Trains leave Third and Town- 
send streets San Francisco, for Tanforan Park— Ai 
7, 10 :40 and 11 :30 A. M. ; 1, 1:30 and 2 p. M. 

Trains Leave Tanforan Park for 8an Francisco— 
At 4:15 p. m., followed by several specials. 

O-Rear cars reserved for ladies and their escorts 

Admission to the coarse, including railroad fare 
both ways, $1.25. 


Great Clearance Sale 


Stallion Cards, 

with tabulated pedigrees carefully and accu 
rately compiled, printed at short notice at this 
office. Write for prices. Breeder and Sportsman, 36 Geary St.. San Francisco 

Ladies' Suits, 

Cloaks, Jackets, 

Capes and Waists 

Everything at Sacrifice Prices. 


1144 Market Street 

Do You Want 

A Speed Cart, 
Track Sulky, or 
Speed Wagon? 

I'll Fit You Out with the Best at the 
Lowest Price. 

W. J. KENNEY, Blkeman, 

531 Valencia St., neak 16th, 
San Francisco, Cal. 


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The Favorite S. S. Australia sails 
monthly for this Garden Isle. Send for 
" Tahiti" to Company's office, (J43 Market 
St., San Francisco, Cal. 

24 Post Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Tho oldest, tho largest, the most popular com- 
mercial school on the Pacific Coast. 18,000 gradu- 
ates; 25 teachers: 60 typewriters; ovor 300 students 
annually placed in positions. Send for catalogue. 

E. P. HEALD, President. 

BAKER & HAMILTON, Agent for Deal Carts 
San Francisco and Log Angeles. 

Pneumatic or Cushion Tires. 

•BKIEN & SONS, Agents, 

San Francisco, Cal 

GOODWIN BROS., Publishers, 

1440 Uroadway, New York. 

Circulars mailed upon application. 




For sale in lots to suit by 


308 California Street, San Francisco, Ca 


{The iu*ecl>e\* atib ^poviamatt 



(Property of John Parhott, Esq.) 

fjj Imp. Hackney Stallion 
Green's Eufus 63 ( 429l > 

Will serve a limited number of approved mares season 1901. 
FEE - $75 

Reductions made for two or more mares. 

The Fast and Game Race 


By Direct, 2:0a Sire of Directly, 2:03}, and 

25 others in standard time. 
Dam Vera (Dam of Rey Direct, 2:10 and De 
Veras, 2:11}) by Kentucky Volunteer. 

Will make the Sranon of 1901 to 30 approved 
Mares only at 

Pleasanton Race Track 


Return privilege or money refunded on veterinary 
certificate that mare bred is not in foal. 

Rey Direct is as sure a foal getter as any horse in 

Good pasturage for mares $3.00 per month. (No 
barbed wire. 

Specialist ake for foals.of REY DIRECT ($500 added bv owner of horse), tabulated pedigree 
particulars, address. 

EO. A. DAVIS, Pleasanton, Cal. 

DALT 2:15. 

[January hi. moi 

Rose Dale 


Home of 

DALY 2:15 



By Whips 2:27M by Electioneer. 

Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., Cal. 

The farm has some good prospects for 
the racing season of 1901, and roadsters 
for sale. 

— For" 
and fulf 

Breed to Speed, Size and Style. 
GEO. W. ARCHER, 25,492 bii 16 hands. 

Sired by the Great 

ALLERT0N 2:09 1=4, sire of 

CHARLEY HAYT 2:071, GAYTON 2:08}, ALVES 2:09J, and 79 others with 

standard records. 

First Dam Tot 2:24 by Young- Columbus Jr. ri429. 
Second Dam Young- Maggie by Vermont Volunteer. 
Third Dam Old Maggie. 

Will make the season of 1901 at PLEASANTON RACE TRACK. 



SIR GI6BIE 2d., 

No. 370 American Hacknev Stud Book. 

Hackney Pony Stallion, 13.31 hands. 

The only representative stallion in America of the two best British Hackney 

Pony Strains. 

Both his sire and dam lines have long been recognized as the surest producers of beauty of con 
formation, combined with true, high and spirited action. 

SIR GIBI5IE 2D will stand at Menlo Stock Farm during the season of 1901 at »30. Mares will 
be boarded by the season, or during service, at the rate of Ten ($10) Dollars per month. 

Apply to JAMES McDONAlD, Supt. Menlo Stock Farm, 

San Mateo County, Cal. 

Pedigrees Tabulated 

Sportsman, 30 Geary street, San Francisco, Cal. 

and typo written ready for framing. 
Write for prices. BREEDER AND 

Return privilege of mare does not prove with foal and horse is alive and in my possession. Money 
due at time of service or on removal of mare. 

Every care taken to prevent accidents and escapes, but no responsibility should any occur. 
Pasturage for mares at reasonable rates. 

Addross WM. K. WELCH, Pleasanton, Cal. 

NOTE— I will take a few horses to train and race on the California circuit. Terms reasonable. 

ALTA VELA 2:151 

Registered No. 22,449 

Son of the Mighty ELECTIONEER. 

9am Lorita 2: in 1-2 by Piedmont MH; second dam Lady Lowell (dam of Lady well J: 16 1-2 and Lorita 
2:18 1-9) by St. (Hair; third dam Laura, dam of sire of Occident 2:1S 1-4. 

Will make a short season beginning February 1, 1901, at 

Woodland Race Track— Terms $50 the Season. 

Mares will be met at train by competent man. Best of care taken but no responsibility assumed 
for accidents or escapes. Usual return privileges. Bills payable at time of service and must be 
settled before removal of mare. Pasturage $3 per month. Address S. A HOOPEK, 

Race Track, Woodland, Cal. 





Madison Square Garden, New York, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, January 30 and 31, February 1, 1901. 





"The Great" 

The "Futurity" winner 

The Champion 


(Sire of lnishfree, St. Finnan, &c.) 


(Already a stud success.) 


(Sire of Larva, Scottish Chieftain, &e.) 


(I5y -Hampton, imp. Isis, Bend Or, 2d dam Shotover, 


(By imp. Billet-Vega, by War Dance. ) 

Imp. BUTE. 

(By Hampton-imp. Buttermere, by Doncaster.) 

IRONY, grandam of Flying Fox. 
IRONIC, half-sister to Flying Fox's dam 
MINTCAKE, half-sister to Minting. 
MADGE D., Commando's dam 
LAETITIA , dam of Charcornac-"Fut'y" 
ELLA GREGG, dam of Motley. 
MERIDEN, hf-sis to The But'rfl's-"Fu." 
MISS DAREB1N, dam of Scottish Chief. 
MISSOULA, sister to Sir Excess. 
SALVIA, half-sister to Bersan. 
ORIOLE, dam of Ogden-" Futurity." 
BERRIED ALE, hlf-sis. to Latheronwell 
BETTIE BLAISE, dam of Bannockburn 
ISIS, dam of lnishfree, Isidor, <&c. 
RHODA, sister to Melton-"Derby.'' 
FLEUR d OR, dam of Han d'Or 
WHYOTA, half-sister to Ornament. 
CHERRY WILD, half-sister to Morello. 


(Three-year-old brother to ''the great" Hamburg) 


(Half-sister to Can Galop.) 


(Half-sister to F. W. Brode.) 


(Sister to Han d'Or.) 

(Half-brother to Casseopia.) 


(Half-brother to the Futurity winner Chareornac.) 
Q |-| | |_TO N . (Half-brother to Cassette.) 
M O W I C K. (Half-brother to Larva.) 


(Sister to St. Finnan, &c.) 


(Half-sister to lnishfree, &c.) 


(Half-sister so Scottish Chieftain.) 

Others Equally Desirable 

And other greatly bred matrons 
Regular sale catalogue ready for distribution January 10, and to be had from the Breeder and Sportsman 

WM. EASTON, Auctioneer. FASIG-TIPTON CO.. Madison Square Garden, New York City 

January 1!). 1901] 


me Highly Bred Stallion 


Full Brother to J. A. McKerron 2:09 to Wagon. 

By NUTWOOD WILKES 2:16%, sire of John A. McKerron 2:09, Who Is It 2-10X 
Claudius 2:13^, Georgie B. 2:12^, Bob Ingersoll 2:U% and other standard performers' 

Dam Ingar (dam of John A. McKerron 2:09, Wilkes Direct 2:2254 and Thursday 
2:24), by the old champion Director 2:17, sire of Directum 2-05^, Direct 2:05',;, Direction 
2:10^, Evangeline 2:11!4, Margaret S. 2:124 and others; second dam Annie Titus (dam 
of Annie C. 2:25 1 by Echo 462, sire of Echora 2:23% (dam of Direct 2:05'/,) and 16 others 
in list; third dam Tiffany mare (dam of Gibraltar 2:22%), sire of Our Dick 2-10W 
Homestake 2:li% and others) by Owen Dale, son of Williamson's Belmont. 

Wll KF^t niRFf/T is a dark ba - v ' 153 bands and weighs 1200 pounds. Well 
1 ' LW 1 formed and of kind disposition; will make the season of 
1901 at the stables of T. W. Barstow on the Alameda Avenue 

Near Race Track, San Jose, Cal. 

From February 1st to June 1st. 


To insure a mare in foal. 

Good pasturage $3 per month. No wire fencing. Every care taken to prevent 
accidents or escapes, but no responsibility should any occur. Address 


Telephone No. West 141. San Jose, CaJ. 


WILKES DIRECT 2:22 1=2. 

Full Brother to J. A. McKerron 2:09. 

Bonnie Direct 2:051 

World's Record for Paceis in First 
Season's Campaign. 

Winner of fastest 5-heat race paced in 1900. Win- 
ner of Chamber of Commerce Stake at Detroit; 
Blue Hill Stake at Readville, and three other 
great races. Biggest money winner of "New" 
Pacers of 1900, having $7,575 to his credit the first 
year out. 

Sired by Direct 2:051. Sire of Directly 2:03' 
Directum Kelly '.-08], Etc. 

Dam BON BON 2:26 (dam of Bonsilene 2:14i4), 
by Simmons 2:28, sire of Helen Simmons S: ! i J4', 
New York Central 2:13, etc. Also sire of dams of 
Owyhee 2:11, and Fereno 2:10%, as a three-year- 
old, and winner of this season's (1900) Kentucky 

Second Dam BONNIE WILKES 2:29, by George HHhL 1 
Wilkes 2:22. MV, , „ km ... m^ , , , 1 - i n*»Ski . <: -. ; : A — ^ _ 

Third Dam BETTY VILEY, by BobJVohnson, 
thoroughbred son of Boston. 

RONNIF DIPFfT is a black stallion, 15% hands high, weighs 1100 lbs. Is a good individual, 
L */ii\ nas best of feet and legSi and is absolutely sound in every way. 

BONNIE DIRECT will serve a limited number of approved mares during season of 1901, at SI OO 
the season, with return privilege if mare proves not with foal, and horse is alive and in my possession. 
Money due at time of service or upon removal of mare. Every care taken to prevent accidents or 
escapes, but no responsibility should any occur. Pasturage for mares at reasonable rates. 



Pleasanton, Cal. 

Summary of Three of Bonnie 
Direct's Races. 

Chamber of Commerce Stakes, $5,000, at 

Bonnie Direct 9 5 8 1 1 1 

Annie Thornton 14 1 12 2 2 

Hal McEwen 1 11 2 8 4dis 

Pussywillow 8 3 11 3 3 ro 

George C 3 4 3 4 5 ro, Cobbett 4 7 4 5 dr, Duch- 
ess 11 13 5 6 dr, Joe Wheeler 12 9 7 7 dr, Fred 
Wilton 2 2 9 dis, Mt. Clemens Boy 5 6 6 dr, 
Louis E Middleton 6 8 12 dr, Sport 7 10 10 dr, 
Gamecock 10 12 dr, Connie 13 dr, Little Frank 

Time— 2:10'/i,2;12M, 2:133>£; 2:13; 2:12^. 2:12%. 

2:13 Class, pacing, purse $1,500, at Colombus. 

Bonnie Direct 2 5 111 

Johnny Agan 1 12 2 3 

Lady Piper 3 2 3 4 2 

Freilmont 5 3 4 3 4 

Red Light 4 4 5 dr, Prince Exum dis. 

Time— 0:31, 1:02%, 1:34, 2:05Ji; 0:33,—, l:05'/ 2 , 
1:38}4, 2:10!<; 0:32; 1:03*4, l:34 1 / 2 , 2:0714; 0:3V%, 
1:0414, 1:37%, 2:08%; 0:31 M, 1:03%, 1:36. 2:08}*. 

Blue Hill Stake, $3,000, at Readville. 

Bonnie Direct 1 1 1 

Sallie Hook 2 2 8 

Evolute 5 3 2 

Annie, Thornton 4 4 3 

Paul Revere 3 5 4, Dark Wilkes 6 7 5, Tommy 
W. 7 6 7, Argo Director 8 8 6, Lady Allright 
9 9 9, Beauty Spot dis, P. H. Flynn dis. 

Time— 2:07%, 2:09>4, 2:10%. 

Speed and Ability to Reproduce It. 

DIABLO 2:091-4. 

Clipper t : 06 

Dae dalion 3:11 

Diawood 211 

Hijo del Diablo 9:l\y t 


Tags 2:13 

Inferno 2:15 

El IMablo 3 :1 6'4 

Haff Topsail, 2 :17H 

Hazel D 9:94% 

N i,. B. (2) 9:91% 

Imp 9:99% 

Key del Diablo (3) .2:23% 
Arhalbo 9:94% 



Sire of 

{Much Better 2:07}f 
Derby Princess.... : -08% 
Diablo 2:09J4 
Owyhee 2:11 
. and 10 more in 2:30 

Dam /Diablo 2:(»U 

I Elf 2:1214 

BERTHA by Alcantara<Ed Lafferty 2:16H 

_ . Jay Eft Bee (year 
Dam of | 


HOLSTEINS — Winners of every 7 days' butter 
contest at State Fair 1899 1st & 2d for aged cows, 
4-yr., 3-yr. and 2-yr.-olds; 21 Jerseys and Durhams 
competing. 5th year my Holsteins have beaten 
Jerseys for butter. Stock for sale; also pigs. F. 
H. Burke, 626 Market St., S. F. 

ling record) 2:26>4 

Will Make the Season of 1901 at 


Good pasturage at $2.50 per month. Best of care 
or escapes. Address 


taken but no responsibility assumed for accidents 
WILLIAM MURRAY, Woodland, Cal. 


Every feature connected with the managemtnt of this Hotel was 
introduced for the purpose of adding to the comfort, convenience and en- 
tertainment of guests. 

The policy of providing luxuries such as have made the Palace famous 
will continue in force, and innovations calculated to still further increase 
its popularity will be introduced. 

Desirable location, courteous attaches, unsurpassed cuisine and 
spacious apartments are the attributes that have made the Palace the ideal 
place for tourists and travelers who visit San Francisco. 

America/n J 'Inn. Europmn Plan. 

C. C. registered prize herd is owned by Henry 
Pierce, San Francisco. Animals for sale. 


Dairy Stock specially. Hogs, Poultry. Estab- 
lished 1876. William Niles & Co.. Los Angeles, 

W. A. SHIPPEE, Avon, Cal , Standard-bred 
Trotting, Carriage and Road Horses, Jacks, Mules 
and Durham Bulls for Sale. 



. . . CURES . . . 

Pufiy Ankles 

without removing the 
hair or laying the horse 
up. Does the work 
well. Pleasant to use. 
$2 per bottle, delivered. 

W. F. YOUNG, P. D. F., 


For sale by Mack & Co., Langley & Michaels Co., 
ReddlDgton & Co., J. O'Kane, and J. A. McKerroD, 
all of San Francisco. 

The largest and best located sales pavilion 
on the Pacific Coast I 

Occidental Horse Exchange 


Near Third 

San Francisco. 

Having fitted up the a bo re place especially for 
the sale of harness horses, vehicles, harness, etc., it 
will afford me pleasure to correspond with owners 
regarding the Auction Sales which I shall hold 
at this place EVERY TUESDAY at 11 a. m. 
Arrangements can be made for special sales of 
standard bred trotting stock, thoroughbreds, etc. 
My turf library is the largest on this Coast, hence 
lam prepared to compile catalogues satisfactorily 
to my patrons. I take pleasure in referring to any 
and all for whom I have sold horses durlug the past 
two years. WJI. o. LAINO, 

Live Stock Auctioneer. 

Telephone Main 5179. 

Ira Barker Dalziel 


Fancy Carriage. Saddle and Road Horses for Sale 

Office and stable: 605 Golden Gate Avenue, San 
Francisco, Cal. Telephone South 651. 

XDx*. Wm, I 7 *. Sgan. 

M. R. C. V. S., F. E. V. M. S. 

Member of the Royal College of Veterinary 
Surgeons, England; Fellow of the Edinburg 
Veterinary Medical Society; Graduate of the New 
Veterinary College, Edinburgh; Veterinary Sur- 
geon to the S. F. Fire Department; Live Stock 
Inspector for New Zealand and Australian Colonios 
at the port of San Francisco; Professor of Equine 
Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Depart- 
ment University of California; Ex-President of 
the California State Veterinary Medical Associa- 
tion; Veterinary Infirmary, Residence and Olhce, 
San Francisco Veterinary Hospital. 1117 Golden 
Gate Avenue, near Webster St., San Francisco: 
Telephone West 128. 

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65-67-69-61 First Street, S. P. 

KLKPH ON K Man 199. 

The Fox Terrier y | 

A. K. C. S. B. 52,089. 
By Visto (the sire of Champion Veracity) ex 
Eggesford Dora. A winning dog on the Eastern 
Bench Show Circuit and on the Coast. At stud ;to 
a limited number of approved bitches. He has al- 
ready proved himself to be a good sire, and should 
improve the quality of the breed on the Coast. 
Fee, $15 in advance. For particulars address, 

Chas. K., 84-4 Harrison St., S. F. 



(Glenbeigh Jr.— Stella) 
(Plain Sam— Dolly Dee II) 


IS. M. DODGE, Manager, 
"Bakergfleld, Kern Co., 

Boarding. Pointer puppies and well broken 
for sale. 


Champion Guy Silt 

No. 39,168, by BENDIGO— MAUD 8. II. 
Fee, 815.00. 
For particulars address 

Care of DR. M. J. MURRAY, 
Bay View Stables, San Rafael, Cal. 


Dog Diseases 

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$25.00 up 

Only the 
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All work 
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36 Geary St., $. F. Rooms 19-20 Phone Grant 158 

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Compiler of 


(Thoroughbred Horses Only) 

Address 634 1-9 South Spring St. 

I. <>» Angeles, Cal. 

Refers to Hon. Wm. C. Whitney, Now York ; 
Hon. Perry Belmont, New York; James R. Keeno, 
Esq., Now York; B. S. Gardner, Jr., Sandorsvllle, 
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MR. WELCH, a simon pure amateur, pins his faith on 3 1-2 drg, SCHCLT/.B. 

MR. MORFEY always prefers 3 l-'i drg. E. C. 

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First, H. D. Bates, with 59 straight kills. 
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Third, Phil, aly Jr., with 81 straight kills. 

II used the "Old Reliable" Parker. 

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[January 26, 1901 


Colts and Fillies on Which Second and Third 
Payments Were Made. 

Assistant Secretary H. Lowden sends us the follow- 
ing' list of colts entered in the Occident and Stanford 
Stakes of 1901 and 1902 that were paid up on January 
1st. In sending the list of names on which payment 
was made in the Occident Slake to be trotted this year 
one of the typewritten shoots was accidentally left out 
and a duplicate of another sheet sent in its place. We 
will have the list in time for next week's issue. We 
have not yet received the list of entries for the Occi- 
dent Stake of 1903, to which there were, we under- 
stand, 100 entries. 


Jesse D. Carr's ch c Admiral Dewey by Boodle Jr.-Isabella. 

J. H. Allen's br c Sir Wall by Waldstein Wilkes-Easter. 

J. Gallegos' ch f Carita by Direct Prince-Bessie Wilkes. 

J. M. Hackett's b c Don Z. by Stam B.-Lottle H. 

Palo Alto Stock Farm's br f Alselma by Altivo-Anselma; br f Alto- 

vosa by Altlvo-Mary Osborn; br f Willowena by Wildnut- 


S. Comisto's b c Montie by Monterey-Hazel. 

Alex Brown's br c by Nushagak-Nosegay; br or b f by Nushagak- 


Mrs. Thos. Coulter's br f Frau Kruger by Zombro-Blanche. 
Edw. Pickett's b or br f Minnie Talmadge by Knight-Hoodoo. 
Blasingame & Schweizer's b c Dan McCarty by Senator L.- 
Kitty H. 

F. D. McGregor's b f by Cock Robin-Mabel. 

B. Trefry's blk f by Zombro-St. Louis. 

A. McCollum's br or blk by Dave Ryan-Bessie Lee. 
J. Dorau's b f Oakland Maid by McKinney-Lady C. 
Wm. Duncan's brf Honolulu Maid by Kentucky Baron-Mignonette. 
J. B. Iverson's blk c Prince Rio by Alta Rio-Belle; b f Ruble by 

C. A. Durfee's b c C'uate by McKinney-Miss Jessie. 

I. L. Borden's b f La Belle Altamont by Altamont-Belle. 
Van de Vanter Stock Farm's b f Maymont by MeKinney-McMinn- 
ville Maid. 

J. H. Derosier's blk c Donnatusby Electus, dam by Whippleton. 

Palo Alto Stock Farm's b c Rossmoro by Azmoor-Rosemont. 

Oakwood Park Stock Farm's bf Conflanza by James Madison-Ituna; 
• b f Dixie Derby by Chas. Derby-Ituna. 

H. M. Ayer's br f Vera by Chas. Derby-Coquette. 

R. Jordan Jr.'s blk f Constancia by McKinney-Adeline Patti. 

Ueo. E. Anderson's b f Maud J. by Wilkes Direct-Fanny Menlo. 

A. G. Gurnett's b f by St. Nicholas-Nellie Fairmont. 

Santa Rosa Stock Farm's br c Biseari Russell bv L. W. Russell- 
Biscari; b c Alto Russell by L. W. Russell-Palo Belle; blk f 
Flora Russell by L. W. Russell-Flora Allen; ch f Lou Russell 
by L. W. Russell-Lou Milton; ch c Pansy Dillon by Sidney 

H. E. Burke's b c Harry B. by Geo. Washington-May Girl. 

Thos. Smith's ch c Gen. Washington by Geo. Washington- Venus. 

Dennis Coughlin's b g Loulyn by Lynmonl-Lou Star. 

A. F. Hamilton's b g by Meridian-Paulina. 

S. J. Dunlop's b g The Gentile by Strathway-Tiba. 

W. Masten's b c Expense by Falrose-Claudie. 

Mrs. S. V. Barstow's b g Jubilee by Wilkes Direct-Nettie G. 

Geo. Trank's t> f Cinderella by Arthur Wilkes-Lady Whips. 

W. E. Meek's br f by Welcome-Hyola. 

Tuttle Bros.' br c Moscow by Zombro-Belle Medium. 

H. P. Moore's b f Etta Wood by Boxwood-Etta. 

J. S. Taylor's b f Martha Washington by Geo. Washington, dam by 

Scott's Henry Clay. 
C W. Ford's ch c by Neornut-Bess. 

L. H. Todhunter's b f Zombrozette by Zombro, dam by Silver Bow 

James Coffin's b f Cuba by Oro Wilkes-Mattie Menlo. 
W. Hogoboom's br c Chas. H by Lynmout-Elmorene. 
W. H. Lumsden's b f Tantaline by Altamont, dam by Nutwood. 
P. W. Lee's. br f Fluey by Or Lee-Fleety. 

J. C. Kirkpatrick's b f Suzanne by McKinney-Flewey Flewey. 
Thos. S Manning's b e Commander Muckle by McKiuney-Cheerful. 
A. M. McCollum's ch f Jennie H. by Algona-Rosie Lee. 
Vendome Stock Farm's br f Elsie Downs by Boodle-Linda Oak. 
Mrs. E. W. Callendine's b f Lady Keating by Stam B.-Abbie 

Alex Brown's b f Mamie Martin by Nushagak-Francesca. 

W. P. Book's b c Gold Coin by Zombro-Leonora. 

J. Doran's b f Delia McCarty by McKinney-Lady C. 

R. I. Orr's blk c Oro Guy by Oro Wilkes- Roseate. 

A. G. Gurnett's ch c by St. Nicholas-Lassie Jean. 

O. A. Durfee's b f Lady Elizabeth by McKinney-Alien. 

C. A. Owens' ch c Le Roy by Waldstein-Zadie McGregor. 

Santa Rosa Stock Farm's blk f by L. W. Russell-Flora Allen; b f 

by L. W. Russell-Pansy; br c by McKinney-Bye Bye. 
Oakwood Park Stock Farm's br c by Chas. Derby-Pippa. 
C. A. Durfee's blk c Mazuma by McKinney-Lady Director. 
Van de Vanter Stock Farm's blk c Chief Seattle by Freddie C, 

dam by Holmdell; b f Lady Guy by Guycesca, dam by Tom V. 

G. W. Ford's b c by Neernut-Florence C; b f by Neernut-Bess. 


J. Galegos' ch f Carita by Direct Prince-Bessie Wilkes; b f Ojala 
by Prince Airlie-Lindale. 

Thos. Smith's ch c Gen. Washington by Geo. Washington-Venus. 

Alex. Brown's b f by Nushagak-Woodnower; b c by Nushagak- 

R. I. Morehead's ch f Maggie N. by Hamb. Wilkes-Anna Belle. 
J. D. Carr's ch c Admiral Dewey by Boodle, Jr.-Isabella. 
Mrs. Thos. Coulter's br f Frau Kruger by Zombro-Blanche. 
Oakwood Park Stock Farm's b c Conflanza by James Madison- 
Ituna; b f Dixie Derby by Charles Derby-Pippa. 

H. M. Ayers' br f by Charles Derby-Coquette. 

Silvio Comisto's ch c Montie by Monterey Amigo-Hazel. 

W. F. Snyder's br c by Waldsteln, dam by Grand Moor. 

J. S. Taylor's b f Martha Washington by Geo. Washington, dam by 

Scott's Henry Clay. 
J. Gallegos' blk f Megrita by Direct Prince-Quien Sabe. 
J. M. Hackett's b c Don Z. by Stam B.-Lotta H. 
W. H. Lumsden's b c McPherson by McKinney-Evaline. 
Mrs. S. V. Barstow's b c Jubilee by Wilkes Direct-Nettie G. 
J. W. Minturn's b c Edran by Teheran-Edna W.; br f Ilsa by 

Dr. A. McCollum.s br f by Dave Ryan-Rosie Lee. 
Harry E. Burke's b c Harry B. by Geo. Washington-May Boy. 
J. B.Iverson's b f Ruble by Altamont-Ruby; blk c Prince Rio by 

Alta Rio-Belle. 

I. L. Borden's b f La Belle Altamont by Altamont-Alice Belle. 
Chas. A. Durfee's b c Cuate by McKinney-Miss Jessie. 
Tuttle Bros.' br c Moscow by Zombro-Belle Medium. 

J. Doran's b f Oakland Maid by McKinney-Lady C. 

H. P. Moore's b f Etta Wood by Box Wood-Etta. 

Santa Rosa Stock Farm's br c by L W. Kussell-Blscara; blk f by 

L. W. Russell-Flora Allen: ch c by Sidney Dillon-Pansy. 
C. R. Harrington's b f Uarda by Falrose-Virginia. 

G. Fox's b c by Silver Bow-Kitty Fox. 

C. M. Cline's b f Lizzie Zomo by Zombro-Lizzie Monaco. 
Vendome Stock Farm's b f The Mascot by Iran Alto-Linda Oak. 
A. F. Hamilton's b c by Meridian-Paulina. 

H. W. Meek's b f by Welcome-Fennella; b f by Welcome-Elonora: 
— b f by Welcome-Ed wlna; b f by Welcome-Hyola. 

Palo Alto Stock Farm's b c Rosemoor by Azmoor-Rosemont; br f 
Alselma by Altivo-Anselma.; br f Wilowena by Wildnut- 
Rowena;br f Altivosa by Altivo-Mary Osbourae. 

A. F. Van de Vanter's br f Maymont by McKinney-McMinnville 

P. I) McGregor's b f by Cock Robin-Mabel. 

F. L. Duncan's br f Honolulu Maid by Kentucky Baron- 

Kilw Pickett's br f Minnie Talmadge by Knight-Hoodoo. 

G. W. Ford's ch c by Neernut-Bess, 

L. H. Todhunter's b f Zombrozette by Zombro, dam by Silver Bow. 

P. Henshaw's b f Orpha by Arthur Wilkes-Orphan Girl; b f Nim- 
shew by Arthur Wilkes-Jane Stanford. 

F. Quimby & Co.'s b c by Bay Bird-Hilda; be by Knight-Alaskena; 
b f by Bay Bird-Rosemary; b c by Bay Bird-Violet; b c by Bay 
Bird, dam by Albert W.; ch f by Knight, dam by Imperious. 

A Promising Green Four Year Old. 

B. O. Van Bokkelen has lately had added to his 
string of horses at San Jose the four year old colt Tom 
Smith, by McKinney 2:11 J. As Mr. Van Bokkelen 
makes a trip East every year with a few good ones 
that he has picked up here for Eastern parties for 
whom he is always on the lookout for something extra 
good, those who heard that he had this colt in charge 
supposed a sale had been made, but such is not the 
case, as the colt is still the property of Prof. E. P. 
Heald. To the writer's mind Tom Smith was the 
handsomest McKinney on the circuit last year, and 
although he did not get a record he demonstrated his 

ability to beat 2:20 away off, and we were told by a 
reliable person that he timed the colt a mile in 2:16. 

Tom Smith is a colt with plenty of bone and sub- 
stance, level headed and one of the stoutest bred trot- 
ters in the books. His dam is the great broodmare 
Daisy S. by McDonald Chief 3583, the dam of two in 
the list; the second dam is Fanny Rose (also a great 
broodmare, dam of Columbus S. 2:17 and George 
Washington 2:163) by Ethan Allen Jr. 2993, and the 
third dam is Jennie Lind, dam of Prince Allen 2:27. 

Tom Smith is a square trotter and fast, but had to 
meet The Roman and Eula Mac last year and failed to 
get a record. He was not taught to get away fast and 
at the half in all of his five starts he was behind, but 
he trotted the last half so fast that ho would be well 
up at the wire. The picture is from a snap shot taken 
at him at Vallejo in July last. We understand Mr 
Van Bokkelen has secured an option on him, and if he 
gets the colt we do not doubt but 2:10 will bo opposite 
Tom Smith's name before the season is over. 

Average Speed on the Grand Circuit. 

Are you going East this year with a string of horses 
to race on the Grand Circuit? If so, be pretty certain 
that you have the speed and stamina in your string, 
as it takes both to win over there. Here is an inter- 
esting lot of figuros in regard to the racing last year 
that is worth studying by those who contemplate 
courting the fickle goddess on the Grand Circuit: 

At Detroit there were thirty-three miles trotted; 
fastest heat, 2:07; slowest, 2:22; average, 2:14 79-100. 
The pacers went thirty-fivo heats; fastest, 2:05; slowest 
2:161; average. 2:11 55-100. At Cleveland the trotters 
went thirty-five heats from 2:06} to 2:19, averaging 
2:12 30-100; the pacers thirty-four, from 2:02 to 2:19, 
an average of 2:10 7-100. 

At Columbus the trotters in thirty-two heats ranged 
from 2:06 to 2:17, averaging 2:12 30-100; the pacers 
stepped around the circle thirty miles from 2:05} to 
2:16i, an average of 2:10 7-100. 

Fort Erie furnished good sport also, the trotters in 
twenty-four heats going from 2:09} to 2:21}, and aver- 
aging 2:16 6-100; the pacers twenty-six heats from 
2:05| to 2:26, averaging 2:12 9-100, This 2:26 heat was 
by a two year old with no active competition. It was 
a stake event with but two as starters. 

At Glens Falls the trotters averaged 2:13 29-100 in 
twenty-five heats that ran from 2:10} to 2:17. The pac- 
ers wont from 2:06} to 2:14* in twenty-seven heats, an 
average of 2:09 85-100. Over at Readville. Mass., they 
trotted all tho way from 2:00} to 2:161 in thirty-three 
miles averaging 2:12 18-100; and the pacers went thirty- 
two miles from 2:02J to 2:14}, an average of 2:09 13-100. 

At Providence the track was fast. The trotters 
averaged 2:12 61-100, and the heats ranged from 2:04$ 
to 2:17}, while tho pacers averaged 2:0858-100 in thirty 
one heats that ran from 2:04} to 2:13i. At Hartford 
they trotted thirty-eight heats fram 2:043 to 2:19A, 
averaging 2:11 99-100, and paced thirty-four heats from 
2:04} to 2: 14A, at an average of 2:08 58-100, just equaling 

Empire City averaged well, the trotters in thirty- 
five heats from 2:04 to 2:26J averaging 2:12 57-100, and 
the pacers in forty-four heats that were from 2:03} to 
2:14}, averaging 2:09 23-100. The2:20J heat was against 
time by The Jug. Terre Hauto had The Abbot's 
champion mile 2:03}, and ran to 2:25}, averaging in 
nineteen heats 2:13 90-100; the pacers went twenty-one 
miles at an average of 2:10 28-100. 

The Agricultural Society Bill. 

The bill to enable the State Agricultural Society to 
enlarge and improve its grounds is now before the legis- 
lature. It should pass hands down. No good reason 
can be shown why the State should not preserve and 
mprove its own property given to it and gratefully 
accepted by it. 

The society has outgrown its present quarters — in 
fact, that was true ten years ago. Its grounds by the 
growth of the Capital City have become ill shaped, the 
buildings are old and decayed, and will stand no more 
patching whatever. Wherefore it is proposed to sell 
the six most southerly blocks of Agricultural Park and 
purchase land lying to the east of the remainder suf- 
ficient for the new park, which will consist also of the 
nearly two-thirds of the present park to the north. 

On these new grounds suitable structures will be 
erected, and the wholo is to be deeded to the State of 
California, thus placing the title in the State beyond 
question and free from any possible reversion to the 
donors of tho original lands. The cost of this change 
is expressed in the appropriation called for, namely, 
$100,000, which includes the subsisting indebtedness of 
the Agricultural Society that must be first paid out of 
the appropriation. After paying the society indebted- 
ness and purchasing the new lands, if any money is 
left it is to be used in improving the property and 
fitting it up for fair purposes generally. 

It goos without saying that an appropriation will be 
made for the society as usual. California will not 
abandon that boneficient agency. It follows, therefore, 
that it is the part of wisdom to make the appropriation 
add still more to the permanont beneficence of that 
valuable institution. 

The time has gone' by when the State Fair is treated 
as a localism; the people fully realize its high value to 
the whole State, and the immeasurable benefit it has 
been to the Commonwealth. In the stimulation of 
stock and dairy interests alone it has more than repaid 
all the State has given it. But the State has never 
paid anything for the society grounds. 

Of the annual appropriation 80 per cent, goes for 
premiums, not for races, but for actual exhibits stimu- 
lated by the Agricultural Society to be mado by the 
people. It is, therefore, wise and beneficial in its con- 
duct and it will be in the direct interest of the produc- 
ers in California to outfit the society with proper 
grounds for tho exhibition and test of choice stock, the 
growing of which the Agricultural Society has pro- 
moted in the fullest degree. 

Its present grounds are wholly inadequate and the 
demands upon them for some years from our own and 
other states has been so great that much of the stock 
sent here for exhibit has either been necessarily refused 
or quartered outside, greatly to the inconvenience and 
injury of the exhibitors. 

The grounds are so crowded that there is not space 
to allow the people to freely examine stock exhibits, 
nor can those relaxing and pleasing athletic and other 
exhibitions be made, which at all fairs now properly 
and beneficially serve to fill up those programs of en- 
tertainment which the people who attend expositions 
expect to witness. 

The time has gone by when the California State Fair 
can be sneerod down. It is an indispensable factor in 
the moans employed by tho State to advance its inter- 
ests, to develop its resources and disseminate informa- 
tion concerning it. Sacramento is not asking for this 
benefit for the State Agricultural Socioty; it is not a 
benefit for a locality; it is not a selfish personal interest 
to be promoted; it is State concernment, as broad as 
the State, and as wide as the borders of the garments 
of the State. It is in State interest, moving on the 
same piano as the State University, or any other State 
institution looking to the education of the people and 
the development of the State. — Sucmmento Record 

Big Stake for Pacers. 

The New England Breeders' Association has decided 
to increase its 2:25 stake for pacers to $10,000, which is 
the highest stake open to the pacing brigade. That 
the fast pacers make attractive races is true all over 
tho country and associations are beginning to realize 
this fact and trainers are pleased over the prospects. 
There should be more largo stakes for both trotters 
and pacers, as nothing adds to horse values like the 
opportunity for them to earn largo sums of money. 

Just at present Direct Hal, the Hamlin's fast four 
year old; Beausant, the $10,000 stallion, by Bow Bells, 
and Maury Pointer, the brother to Star Pointer 1:59J, 
seem the best in sight for this rich event, yet it is not 
at all certain thaC either of the illustrious trio will be 
in the field to face the starter, what with tho many 
accidents, etc., liable to overtake a horse in the trip 
down the line. 

Sir Alfred S., the green pacer by Diablo 2:09}, owned 
by William G. Layng that gave promise of being such 
a fast horse last year, but was injured in acaraccidtnt 
and failed to start, is all right again and ought to be 
another 2:10 performer for his sire if raced this year. 

January 26, 1901] 


Joe Patchen and Hal Pointer at Fresno. 

Jack Curry was in a reminiscent mood in New York 
on New Year's day and out at the speedway, where the 
going was so bad that the horses could not untrack 
themselves, he entertained a crowd of listeners with 
the following: 

"This is pretty nearly the worst I ever saw and I 
do not remember a time when the going was heavier 
except onco. That was on the Fresno, Cal., track in 
February, 1895. I had followed Ed Geers across the 
continent with a determination to beat Robert J. with 
Joe Patchen or die in the attempt. It started to rain 
when we arrived there and it kept on raining every 
day, until at last we saw that something would have to 
be done to put the track in some sort of shape, or we 
would never be able to pull off the race. Well, sir, 
we went to work and did something which I am sure 
never was done before by a lot of trainers and drivers. 
There were Ed Geers, Tom Raymond, Monroe Salis- 
bury, Andy McDowell and myself. What do you sup- 
pose we did to try and dry out that track ? Why, we 
drove a flock of 2300 bead of sheep over it. Looks 
funny, don't it ? It does to me, now; but it was a long 
way from funny then. We'd get the track in pretty 
fair shape during the day and at night it would rain 
again. For thirty days we drove the sheep, and for 
thirty days it rained. 

We finally gave up in despair and agreed to have the 
race next day regardless of the condition of the track. 
We were very weary of drilling sheep every day. The 
evening before the race, Geers and myself attended a 
dinner party, during which Geers promised one of the 
women present that he would give her one of Robert 
J. 's shoes which he would wear next day to beat Joe 
Patchen. I told him he would not defeat old Joe, and 
he agreed to give the woman a nickel-plated shoe from 
the hoof of every horse in his stable if he did not. 
He had to make his word good, too. Well, the next 
afternoon was clear, but the track was in worse condi- 
tion than the speedway is to-day. You could hear the 
horses' feet pulling out of the mud almost the same as 
the popping of a champagne cork, but never were 
faster miles made on such footing. We went away on 
even terms for the first heat. Patchen was on the in- 
side, but could not get close to the pole for the mud. 
In fact, we had to swing out so far that Geers' wheel 
was on the grass at the outside edge of the track. We 
went to the half in 1:05, where we were just about head 
and head. Going home, however, Joe got a shade the 
better of it and won by half a length in 2:06}. 

"As we came out for the next heat, Geers was asked 
how he came to lose. 'I didn't carry him to the half 
fast enough, ' he said. Well, sir, he started and carried 
Old Joe fast enough that heat. We went down to the 
half in whirlwind style. You could hear chunks of 
mud dropping in every direction. We flashed past 
the half-mile pole in 1:01, but it was a trifle too much 
for Robert, and he made a break. Joe pottered along 
home, five or six lengths in the lead, in 2:12. In the 
third heat there was an even start and we raced head 
and head to within fifty feet of the wire. Robert was 
beating me and I saw something desperate must be 
done, so I raised up in my seat and for the first and 
only time in my life, I cut old Joe with the whip. He 
passed Robert, who made a break, and Joe won in 
2:06}. The speedway is bad, but that track at Fresno 
was a terror." 

Future Prospects of Trotting. 

A horseman of experience, keen observation and 
action said the following to E. E. Cogswell, the popular 
Boston turf writer: 

"The relations between those who campaign stables 
and those who hang up purses to be trotted and paced 
for should be more friendlier than they are. Tracks 
cannot live without entries, and trainers and owners 
rely upon tracks for reward for development. 

"It costs much [time, worry and money to get a 
horse ready for the races. | The expense of shipping a 
stable over the country is too groat, and men like J. 
Malcom Forbes, Colonel John E. Thayer, T. W. 
Lawson, W. R. Allen, F. H. Harriman, John H. 
Shults, B. F. Tracy and C. J. Hamlin, who have in- 
fluence with railroad directors should get togethor and 
ask for better shipping rates. A horse properly on- 
tered in races should be shipped from point to point at 
one-half the regular rate, and this rate should include 
his harness, sulky traps and groom. 

"The railroads make money out of the raco meetings 
by carrying an extra number of passengers, and they 
can well afford to treat with liberality the horses which 
excite the community and stimulate travel. 

"Track managers should put into the judges' stand 
none but cool-headed men of experience, who under- 
stand the rules and are honest. A great many things 
may happen in a race to confuse the judgment of a 
novice. A horse may have his chances ruined by a 
bad start, or he may be held in a pocket, or otherwise 
interfered with to prevent him from taking the heat." 

"No judge can follow every individual horse in a 

large field and things happen which escape observa- 
tion and yet influence the result. To require a driver 
to pump his horse in a hopeless effort to win a heat is 
to demand that he shall throw the race aw T ay. The 
impulsive, rattle-headed judge is easily swayed by the 
clamor of those who hold losing tickets on heats, and 
drivers are removed who easily are doing their best to 
win three heats out of five. Even cool-headed judges 
sometimes err. 

"I have heard it stated that two of tho judges were 
strongly in favor of removing George H. Ketcham after 
he had lost with Crescous two heats to Charley Herr 
in the $20,000 stallion race at Readville. Had it not 
been for the firmness of the third judge, a substitution 
would have been made, and those who had backed 
Cresceus to win the raco would have lost their money. 
Ketcham knows the stallion thoroughly, and can drive 
him better in a tight finish than a stranger. 

"If you desire to put a stop to the cry of laying up 
heats, stop bookmaking on heats. All money wagered 
on a race should follow the decision of the stand as to 
the winners of purse divisions. If a horse is backed 
for a place his rank in the summary will decide it. 

" The voices of jtrack owners are all powerful in the 
congress of the National Trotting Association, and if 
these gentlemen are really for 'reform,' let them pass 
a rule abolishing betting on heats. The major'.ty of 
drivers would strongly favor such a rule because it 
would remove from them a cloud or source of sus- 

"I believe that we are entering upon a new era of 
prosperity for trotting tracks and should like to see 
every possible cause of irritation and friction elimin- 
ated. If we want to build up light harness racing 
steps must be promptly taken to cultivate friendly re 
lations between trainers, owners and managers of 

Sires Represented in Breeders Futurity. 

In the Pacific Breeders Futurity for the produce of 
mares bred in 1900, there was second payment made on 
241. A persusal of the list published in the Breeder 
and Sportsman of last week shows that the stallions 
to which these mares were bred number 69. Of these 
McKinney 2:11] leads with 26 mares named that were 
bred to him last season. Direct 2:05} comes next with 
15 and Nutwood Wilkes 2:16.5 occupies third place with 
12. Dictatus 2:17 and Stam B. 2:11} tie for fourth 
place with 10 each, while Boodle Jr., Chas. Derby 2:20, 
Neernut 2:12}, and Welcome 2:10} are represented with 
9 each. Bayswater Wilkes 2:25, Diablo 2:09}, and 
Zombro 2:11, are each named as sires of 7 prospective 
foals that will be eligible to the stake, Mendocino 2:19} 
is represented by six of the mares bred to him, Conifer 
has 5, Lynmont 2:23.1, Rey Direct 2:10, Strathway 
2:19, Sidney Dillon, and the three year old colt T. 
C. by Nutwood Wilkes are credited with 4 each, 
Alton (deceased), Altamont 2:26|. Boodle 2:12}, Illustri- 
ous 2:29}, Monbells, Owyhee 2:11, St. Whips, Wild 
Nutling 2:11J, Wilkes Direct 2:22} and Zolock 2:10} are 
each represented by three mares named in the stake. 
The stallions that are represented by 2 mares are Box- 
wood, Don Marvin 2:22}, Demonio, Hambletonian 
Wilkes, Klatawah 2:05$, Pilot Prince 2:22J and Stein- 
way 2:25], and the following have one each: Altivo 
2:18}, Advertiser 2:1.5}, Arthur W. 2:11.}, Black Jack, 
Billy Thornhill 2:24}, Coeur d'Alene, Dexter Prince, 
Diawood 2:11, Educator, Erect, Falrose 2:19, Gaff Top- 
sail 2:17}, Hart Boswell, I Direct 2:12}, Kinney Mac 
Kentucky Baron 2:275, Linwood W. 2:20}, Mambrino 
Chief Jr., Mclvar 2:22, Nushagak, On Stanley, Prince 
Ansel 2:20}, Pacheco Wilkes, Secretary, Stranger 
2:16}, Stoneway 2:23|, Stanton Wilkes, Suel Harris' 
McKinney colt, a Son of Sable Wilkes, Tom Smith, 
Tennysonian and William Harold 2:13}. 

Answers to Correspondents. 

Kindly publish tho breeding on dam's side of Silver- 
threads by The Moor. S. C. 

Tho dam of Silverthreads was called Grey Dale, and 
she was by American Boy Jr., a son of American Boy 
sire of Williamson's Belmont. The dam of Grey Dale 
was Grey Poll by Winfiold Scott 1319, son of Edward 
Everett 81, he by Hambletonian 10. Grey Poll's dam 
was Sorrell Poll by Sir Honry, out of a daughtor of 
Printer. Grey Dale is tho dam of Longworth 2:19, 
sire of El Moro 2:13} . 

A pacer that is oxpectod to be a world beator and 
win all kinds of monoy for his new owner this year is 
Boausant, a full brother to Boreal 2:15}, sire of 
Boralma 2:08, and therefore by Bow Bells 2:19}, out of 
Rosy Morn by Alcantara. May Overton, of Lexing- 
ton, owned this fast green one and recently sold him to 
the Titusville, Pa., oil king, Mr. J. C. McKinney. It 
is said tho price was ton thousand dollars. Boausant 
has a well authenticated trial of one mile in 2:07i| last 
year and is a high class one without a doubt as far as 
speed goes. He will probably start in tho Chamber of 
Commerce $5000 stake at Detroit this yoar and then we 
will know more about him. 

Oakwood Park Stallions. 

Charles Derby, with a record of 2:20 made in the 
sixth heat of a race in tho days before the bike, a suc- 
cess in the stud with three 2:10 performers to his 
credit, eight with records better than 2:15 and four 
more inside of 2:20, will stand for public service this 
year at Oakwood Park stock farm at Danville, Contra 
Costa county at $50. This announcement should fill his 
book by March 1st, as Charles Derby is not only a sire 
of speed but ho gets game raco horses and horses with 
size, style and substance, and his blood linos are royal. 
His sire Steinway, still living, but kept as a private 
stallion is one of the greatest sires of early and extreme 
speed and his dam Katy G., has not only produced 
Klatawah (3) 2:05}, Chas. Derby 2:20, H. R. Covey 
2:25, Sunlight 2:25 and Steineer 2:29}, but is by the 
mighty Electioneer, siro of 165 in the list and grand- 
siro of tho two fastest trotting geldings in the world — 
The Abbot 2:03} and Azote 2:04-$. From Chas. Derby's 
second dam Fanny Malone two of whoso daughters are 
producers, to his third dam Fanny Wickham, a great 
20 mile trotter of the old days, that was by the thor- 
oughbred horse imported Horald out of a mare by 
imported Trustee, his pedigree can be tracod on the 
dam's side through the thoroughbred stud book for 
twenty-one generations. Chas. Derby is a horse well 
worthy of patronage and as his fee has been placed at 
the reasonable price of $50 this year breeders should 
not overlook the fact and send him some of their best 

At the same farm that grand race horse Owyhee 2:11 
that went through tho Eastern Grand Circuit two 
years ago and won nearly $12,000 defeating many of 
the best horses of that year, will also be in the stud at 
the same fee. Owyhee is a son of Charles Derby, out 
of Ida Wood, (who is also the dam of Babe Marion 
2:17}) by Simmons, whose daughters produced the 
two greatest young horses of last year — Bonnie Direct 
2:0")} the champion pacer, and Fereno 2:10$, winner of 
the Kentucky Futurity and the champion three year 
old trotter of the year. Owyhee is a horse of good 
size, color and conformation and is a young horse yet, 
having been foaled in 1894. There have none of his get 
been trained as yet, in fact he has been bred to but a 
very few mares, but the colts and fillies by him show 
great promise and it has been predicted that he will be 
a producing sire whenever any of his get are ready to 

Value of Colts Prospective. 

The chief vaiue of colts lies in their prospective 
value as money winners, and while they may ulti- 
mately bocome road horses of great value that does not 
affect the selling price until they can show their merit. 
It is as a prospective racing machine and money earner 
that the foal becomes of value, and unless he is given 
the chance to win he can not be said to have a value. 
The worth of a young trotter is dependent entirely on 
his earning capacity, which is in itself regulated by 
his engagements, and whenever a well-bred, well- 
formed colt or filly is left out of stakes of all kinds, one 
of two things is tho matter. Either the colt's owner 
has no confidence in his capacity, or else ho is ignorant 
of the true condition of affairs. The time has now 
come when judicious buyers for racing purposes will 
decline to pay the full value for youngsters not engaged 
in stakes. The entrance foe is so small that any colt 
worth raising is worth entering, and breeders must 
come to this conclusion before they can expect their 
offerings to fetch their real value. 

For immediate use a fast colt unengagod is worth 
littlo moro than a slow one, for his speod can be put to 
no purpose, whereas if he had boon ontered his value 
would have been increased ton times tho cost of nom- 
inating. While it may bo unwiso for largo breeders to 
enter extensively every colt of a year's crop, it is 
worse than folly to fail to enter at least a few of the 
best. Every colt that is worth'raising should bo givon 
at least one opportunity of winning a stake. JTho 
small expenditure in tho shape of an entrance fee 
immediately adds to his value, for a colt not worth 
entering is not worth buying. Owners of stallions 
who raise the get of such commit a grievous 
error in not entering their colts, for eligibility to a 
stake is an incentive to train, and in this way even 
should tho colt fail to start, he is apt to be given at 
least moderate training, which in itself may bo of groat 
benofit to the sire and dam. A colt cannot trot with- 
out training, and what object can thoro be in training 
if the youngster has no chance of winning? — Kentucky 
Slock Farm. 

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[January 26, 1901 

What Classes for iqoi ? 

The question that bothers secretaries of associations 
in California every year is what classes will fill best ? 
The State is so large in area and the training tracks so 
widely separated that it is impossible to get in touch 
with but a small proportion of trainers, and thus tho 
information as to what horses are in training is hard 
to get. The Breeder and Sportsman has started 
in early this year to make up a list of record horses in 
this State that will probably be campaigned, and if 
our readers will aid us a little by sending in the names 
of their horses that they intend to campaign, a list 
can be secured that will benefit both horsemen and tho 

We give this week a list of the horses in the fastest 
classes which are at present in California and will prob- 
ably be raced. It is not a complete list but we will 
keep it standing and ask our friends who see any 
ommissions to kindly note the same and inform us that 
we may make the necessary corrections. 


Dione 2:07} McBriar 2:14 

Klamath 2:074 Richmond Chief 2:141 

Hazel Kinney 2:09} Monte Carlo 2:14} 

Monterey 2:09} Bonsilene 2:14} 

Toggles 2:09} Geo. W. McKinney. . .2:14* 

Stamboulette 2:10} Lou 2:145 

Diamont 2:10* Boydello 2:14} 

Phoebe Childers 2:10} Bob Ingersoll 2:14} 

Owyhee 2:ll" McNally 2:15 

Venus II 2:11} Lottie 2:15 

Addison 2:11} Santa Anita Star 2:15 

Iora 2:11* Alta Vela 2:151 

Dolly Dillon 2:11} Bet Madison 2:15} 

Prince Gift 2:12 Ned Thorne 2:151 

Iran Alto 2:12} Sable Francis 2:15$ 

Dora Doe 2:12* Belle Patchen 2:16" 

Dr. Frasse 2:12* Lynall 2:16 

Jack W 2:12} Atherine 2:16} 

Janice 2:13} Lottie Parks 2:16} 

El Moro 2:134 Maggie McKinney .. .2:17 

Osito 2:13* Peggy 2:17 

Miss Jessie 2:13} Charley Mac 2:17} 

Czarina 2:13} Gen. Smith 2:17} 

Dr. Book 2:13} Eula Mac 2:17* 

Our Lucky 2:13} Psyche 2:174 

Arrow 2:14 Twilight 2:18} 


Bonnie Direct 2:05} Primrose 2:13 

Clipper 2:06 Dave Ryan 2:13 

Miss Logan 2:06} Tags 2:13 

Little Thorne 2:07} Wm. Harold 2:13} 

Much Better 2:07} Fitz Lee 2:13} 

Joe Wheeler 2:07* Thos. H 2:13} 

Rex Alto 2:07} Harvey Mac 2:14} 

Seymour Wilkes 2:08* Bill Nye 2:14} 

F. W 2:09* MollieNourse 2:14* 

Roy Direct 2:10 Inferno 2:15 

Goshen Jim 2:10} Margaretta 2:15 

Kelly Briggs 2:10* Monica 2:15 

Welcome 2:10*. Chas. David 2:15 

Zolock 2:10* Bob 2:15 

Myrtha Whips 2:10} King Cadenza 2:15* 

Daedalion 2:11 Doc Wilkes 2:15| 

Diawood 2:11 Mattie B 2:15* 

Delphi 2:11* Belle W 2:16" 

Hijo del Diablo 2:114 Bernard 2:16| 

Floracita 2:11* Daken D 2:16* 

Arthur W 2:11* Sam H 2:17" 

Wild Nutling 2:11} Dictatus 2:17 

Fredericksburg 2:12 Chloe 2:17* 

Roblet 2:12 Gaff Topsail 2:17* 

Georgio B 2:12} Teddy the Roan 2:17| 

Moridian 2:12} Irviugton Boy 2:18| 

Queen R 2:12} Hermia 2:1!»* 

Dictatress 2:12} Santa Anita Maid 2:20 

I Direct 2:12* Ratatat 2:20} 

John A 2:12} Yellow Jacket 2:204 

Edna R 2:13 

The above lists have been hurriedly made up and 
there are doubtless many horses with records of 2:20 or 
better that will be raced this year in California, whose 
names have been omitted. On the other hand there 
are horses given that will not bo raced on one account 
or another, mares that were bred last year, etc. Will 
the trainers kindly send us in the names of horsos that 
have been omitted and they know will be trained if a 
good circuit is organized. 

Death of George West. 

Chicago January 4. — George West known the 
world over as a trainer and driver of trotting horses, 
died at his home in this city to-day after a long illness- 

For the last twelve years West has driven all tho 
great horses owned by Frank S. Gorton, of Chicago, 
and has probably ridden as many miles under 2:10 be- 
hind his flyers as any driver in the country. Although 
he never drove east of Cleveland, his reputation as a 
driver is national and his rank among the great reins- 
men- of the country, as reckoned by the number of 
horses he has driven in the 2:10 class, is close to the 

West was a pupil of Budd Doble when the latter 
was in his prime as a driver. He first trained and 
drove for Charles Schwarz, of Chicago. He has won 
many great races, but probably none that he took 
more pride in than the trotting Derby at Washington 
Park in 1894. The race was over a distance of two 
miles and was won by Monette 2:14$ with West in the 

A Promising Young Trainer. 

Among the young trainers and drivers of California 
who have been successful as trainers and drivers dur- 
ing the past two years is William G. Durfee, son of the 
veteran C. A. Durfee. Last season was his second 
season in the sulky and his record was a good one« 
He started horses in 55 races, was 11 times first, 13 

times second, 9 times third and 10 times fourth, which 
is certainly a good showing for a young trainer. His 
principal winners were Charley Mac 2:174, Osito 2:134 
and Maggie McKinney 2:17, all by his father's stallion 
McKinney 2:111. Mr. Durfee is located at Los Angeles 
and will bo out again this year with a string of trotters 
among which will be several young McKinneys. Mr. 
Durfee has a cool head and brings his horses to the 
post in good condition to try for the money and gen- 
erally gets his share of it. His horse Charley Mat- 
was one of the best green horses out last year, and will 
trot much below his present record this season. 

News From the North. 

:[Portlund Rural Spirit.] 

Remember there will be a $1000 stake for 2:15 pacers, 
and one for 2:20 trotters at the Oregon state fair next 
year. Get your material ready. 

Tenino 2:194, is owned by A. G. Danforth, Washing- 
ton, 111., and has a yearling foal by St. Vincent 2:134. 
Tenino is a full sister to Chehalis 2:04}. 

Geo. Perringer, of Pendleton, is jogging Mt. Hood, 
Kinney Mac, and two colts, one by Chehalis. He will 
try these for the Breeders' stake. 

J. W. Tilden says the Vancouver, Wash., track is in 
line condition. He works every week to a bike sulky 
over it without tho least trouble. 

Frank Frazicr is jogging Hassalo and two Wostfield 
colts which will probably try for tho Brooders' stake. 
Umaholis is bred to Wostfield and out in the pasture. 

Cris Simpson is jogging his stable of trotters and 
pacers, including Alta Norte, Phil N., Santiam and 
Mack Mack. Ho has two Bonner N. B. colts, pacer 
and trotter, which ho will try for the Breeders' stake. 

Jas. Erwin of Pendleton is jogging about 15 head of 
horses this winter. Among them are Edison, Oveto, 
two Westfield colts and one Bonner N. B. colt. These 
colts are being triod for the Breeders' Guaranteed 

L. Thompson, of Pendleton, has two handsome two 
year olds by Westfield that he intends entering in the 
$1000 stake for two year olds. He also owns a pair of 
Chehalis colts, throe and four years old, that he in- 
tends to match up for a fancy team. 

I. C. Mosher is driving Mr. J. M. Church's lino pair 
of Lemont marcs, Estella2:17J and her full sister Ester, 
trial 2:25 at the Fair grounds this winter. This team 
is being conditioned to sell and they are one of the 
handsomest, teams in the State, being so near alike 
that even the stable boys can scarcely toll them apart. 

Storm King Goes to British Columbia. 

A few weeks ago Mr. E. Landsberg of this city, 
owner of that good race horse Storm King, son of imp. 
Whistle Jacket by Hermit, advertisod the horse for 
sale in the Breeder and Sportsman, and as a result 
of that advertisement Storm King will bo shipped this 
week to Mr. W. G. Taylor, a prominent citizen of 
Victoria, British Columbia, who will use him in the 
stud. Storm King will be mated this year with the 
following mares belonging to Mr. Taylor, and as he is 
a royally bred horse, was a very fast and game racer 
and is a good individual he should sire winners. It 
will be well to keep an eye on the two year olds that 
come down from British Columbia in 1904 as there is 
liable to be a socond Storm King among them. It will 
be noticed that Mr. Taylor's mares are a royally bred 

Accident by Blair Athol from Ambulance (dam of 
nine winners) by Victorious. Accident is dam of two 
winners and traces to No. 19 mare in Figure System. 

Avice by Uncas (by Stockwell) from Lady Luna by 
Lord Clifden thence to No. 13 mare. Avice was a 
winner and dam of a winner. 

Eastern Lily by Speculum from Lily Agnes (Or- 
monde's dam) by Macaroni. Eastern Lily is grandam 
of Indian Chief, winner of French 2000 guineas. 

Empress Matilda by Beauclerc from Miss Muriel 
(dam of three winners) by Galliard from The Golden 
Eye (dam of three winners) by General Peel. No. 5 
Family. First foal now three in England and by 

Fuh-Georgena by George Frederick from Dumbarnie 
by Cramond (Andover-Haricot) from Redlight by 
Rataplan from Borealis by Newminstor from Blink 
Bonny, etc. Fair Georgina is dam of two winners. 

Friskarina by Chapel Royal (son of Hermit) from 
Vanity by Royal George (Gt. Metropolitan) from 
Hornsea by Volturno, tracing to No. 3 Family. This 
mating would be an inbreeding to Hermit. 

Larksomo by Skylark (Astor Gold Cup) from Lucy 
Glitters (a great race mare, second to Foxhall in Cam- 
bridgeshire) by Speculum. Larksome is dam of two 
winners. No. 20 Family. 

Lectern by Beauclerc from Canonical (dam of nine 
winners) by Cathedral from Empress by King Tom. 
Lectern is dam of three winners. No. 11 Family. 

Loch Silver by Macgregor (siro of Brutus) from 
Silver Dee by Rapid Rhone from Ada by Musjid 
(Derby). Loch Silver was a winner. No. 4 Family. 

Maximilia by Maximilian (by Macaroni) from Wild 
Dove (dam of two winners) by Wild Dayrell from 
Maud (g. d. of imp. Midlothian) by Loup Garon. Max- 
imilia is dam of a winner. 

Muscat by Hampton from Muscatel by Musket from 
Bonny Reel by Voltigeur from Queen Mary. Muscat is 
dam of two winners. 

Tabby by Wostbourne (Newmarket Derby and sec- 
ond in Ceasarewitch in front of Isonomy, Parole, etc.) 
from Tibby by Sterling from Siluria (sister to Wen- 
lock) by Lord Clifden. 

Special Notice. 

We call the attention of our readers to the fact that since Janu- 
ary 1, 1901, Quinn's Ointment is being put up only in one style, 
which will he sent to any address by mail or express, prepaid, upon 
receipt of $1. This valuable remedy has been on tho market a 
number of years and thoroughly tested and endorsed by the lead- 
ing breeders from Maine to California. Dr. Gerald of Laconia, a 
prominent breeder, says in his opinion Quinu's Ointment is the best 
preparation ever made for removing bunches. For curbs, splints, 
spavins, windpuffs and all enlargements it is highly recommended. 
If you cannot obtain from your druggist address \V. B. Eddy & Co., 
Whitehall, N. Y. 

One man in Chicago is said to have sold during the 
past three years about 30 mares, all represented as be- 
ing foaled in 1892 or 1893, and all out of Delta by Mam- 
brino Startle. 

Hard Work Good for Them. 

"It is odd how blood will tell, " remarked a horseman 
recently to a Chicago reporter. "Down at my farm I 
have a five year old gelding, whose dam, a daughter of 
Electioneer, although fast, never seemed able to go a full 
mile where she ought to, and when sho was put in the 
brood mare ranks her foals had tho same peculiarity. 
So when the one I am talking about was ready to 
break, I decided not to bother about trying to make a 
trotter of him, but just broke him to harness and let 
him grow up into a fine big horse. Last summer I 
was short of mulos and concluded to work the son of 
Axtell and the Electioneer mare in a team. So he was 
hitched with two mules, worked every day like a cart 
horse, and I give you my word ho actually wore out 
both those mules, and when the summer ended was as 
fat as a bear and felt able to tackle all the work on the 
place. Now I believe I had better train that fellow for 
speed next spring. 

"Out at the Daly ranch we had a mare whose foals 
wore a little soft, and a couplo of years ago we decided 
that they would not do. So the latest arrival from 
that mare was put right to work when he was old 
enough. He was driven double to wagons and car- 
riages, and would often start out in the morning and 
never get home till night. Last spring I thought I 
would work him a little for speed and in no time 
at all he went a mile in 2:15 for me. He has a race 
record better than 2:20 right now, and is as game a 
thing as you ever saw. I believe there are plenty of 
trotting bred horses that are unable to carry their 
speed when trained in the ordinary way that would 
make good race horses if taken from the track and 
given a season of real hard work. It would certainly 
develop their muscles, and then when they went back 
to brushing their speed would be easy to carry." 

January 26, 1901] 




Send us the names of the horses you will train this 

What classes do you want for 1901? Send us a list 
of them. 

Czarina 2:13 J is now in Millard Sanders' charge at 

The Roman 2:18}. will be specially fitted for the 

A bluegrass circuit is being formed in Kentucky, 
with purses of $400 and $500. 

Mamie Griffin 2:12 is prominent as a brush mare on 
the Buffalo speedway this winter. 

Bert Webster is jogging Direct Nut, formerly called 
Sharkey, at the Pleasanion track. 

The old California trotter Dr. Leek 2:09!, is now in 
John Splan's stable at Cleveland. 

Billy Andrews is quoted as saying that John R. 
Gentry is as sound as he ever was in his life. 

Ed Gaylord of Denver would like to have Johnny 
Blue as his trainer this year and has made him an 

J, M. Alviso has a filly by Diablo 2:09}, out of Ruth 
C. by Guide, that the Pleasanton folks think is a crack- 

Village Farm has 139 brood mares with foal, and 
this does not look as if the Hamlins will retire from 
the business. 

Fifteen of the 51 trotters that have brought from 
$20,000 to $125,000 were bred in Kentucky and nine of 
them in California. 

Mr. Peel, wife of David H. Peel, superintendent of 
the trotting department of the Bitter Root farm, died 
suddenly on December 29th. 

The mile track association at Syracuse, N. Y., will 
offer two $5000 stakes this year and hopes to become a 
member of the Grand Circuit. 

The death of Mrs. John Splan, wife of the famous 
trainer and driver, which occurred at Glenville, Ohio, 
last week, from heart failure, after a short illness, will 
be received with great regret all over the country, as 
she was a familiar figure at the tracks, where her hus- 
band usually received the lion's share of tho grand 
stand's applause. 

The noted horses Fereno, Walnut Hall, Mabel, 
Chestnut King and Dartmore, owned by Mr. L. V. 
Harkness of Walnut Hall Farm. Dovera'll, Ky., have 
been taken up by trainer Ed Benyon, who will soon 
commence to get them in shape for next season's cam- 
paign. He also has a number of two year olds who 
show great promise. 

C. K. G. Billings is confident that his well known 
road horse Franker 2:14}, can lower the two mile trot- 
ting record — 4:32 — now held by Greenlander, and the 
horse may be fitted for an attempt to do the trick next 
summer. Franker has always finished his miles faster 
than he could get away, and as he has trotted to wagon 
in 2:11^ his owner believes he should cover two miles in 
record time. 

The well known New York horseman, Fred Gerken, 
has announced his willingness to back Mr. Scannell's 
champion trotter The Abbot 2:03 > against Mr. George 
H. Ketcham's champion stallion Cresceus 2:04, for 
$10,000 a side, the race to take place next summer and 
the horse that first wins two heats to take the purse. 
A race between these two champions would be well 
worth going many miles to see, and it is hoped Mr. 
Ketcham will accept the "defi." 

The yearling filly by Directum 2:05], out of Janie T. 
2:14, by Bow Bells, is one of the best of her age at 
Suburban Farm, Glens Falls, N. Y. 

James C. Wallace is nicely quartered at the Sweet- 
water track, San Diego, where he is handling a few 
green horses mostly his own property. 

According to the returns of the French minister of 
agriculture, 23,958 horses, 215 donkeys and 34 mules 
were killed in Paris during the last official year for 
human food. 

The year the Dare Devil 2:09, was not raced he was 
bred to 50 mares, and of these Village farm owns 22 
fillies and 23 colts. Nearly all are black and have rare 
style and gait. 

One of the coming 2:10 pacers at the Jewett covered 
track is The Heir Apparent, by Chimes, which Charles 
Olcott drove a half in 1:07} recently. He was pur- 
chased by A. E. Perrin for $250 last spring. 

Says Ed. Tipton: 'As to hopples, there never was 
but one set on Marcus Daly's ranch, and when he saw 
them, maybe there wasn't some strap breaking. He 
didn't leave enough of them to make a boy a book- 

There is to be an auction sale of trotting and running 
bred stock at Los Angeles on Tuesday next. The 
stock is owned by J. B. Hill and Thomas Clark will be 
the auctioneer. The sale will take place at the race 

Alta McDonald says he can drive Connor 2:03}, in 
2:07 or 2:08 on the trot. If he does, he will have the 
fastest double-gaited horse in the world. Jay Eye See 
now holds that distinction with a trotting record of 
2:10 and pacing 2:06J. 

A correspondent of Trotter and Pacer at the Quaker 
City writes: Andy McDowell was in town last week 
with C. S. Cressman and bought a fine pair of road- 
sters. It is said the latter will start a fine stable for 
McDowell in New York this year. 

Belle Mead Farm reports that 21 mares have already 
been booked to Red Wilkes for this season, 13 of 
which are producing mares and five show mares. There 
have also been 5 mares booked to Ambulator 2:10, a 
good start for this early in the season. 

The 2:30 list has grown so large that it is getting 
cumbersome and the day is not far distant when tho 
2:20 list will be the only one referred to in tho tables of 
producing sires. There are probably close to 25,000 
that have gained records in standard time. 

Messrs. J. C. and J. P. Montgomery of Davisville, 
Cal., have sold their fine stallion Diawood 2:11 to a 
Mr. King of College City, Colusa county. The price 
realized for him was $1500. Diawood will be placed in 
the stud at Colusa county and will be a valuable addi- 
tion to the standard bred stock of that section. 

In a Maine paper, which reaches this office is tho 
advertisement of a stallion by Whips, the sire of 
Azote 2:04}, out of Manette the dam of Arion 2:07}. 
Owing to his hip having been knocked down, this 
horse never trotted fast, and the owner now asks but 
$15 for his services. The Maine horse owners ought to 
breed to that fellow. 

Mr. C. A. Durfee, owner of McKinney 2:11}, is out 
again after a ten daysf siege with the grip. He was un- 
decided last Monday whether he would keep his stallion 
at San Jose for the season or take him to Pleasanton. 
It is a question of the best pasturage with Mr. Durfee 
as he never permits the mai-es sent to his horse to go 
without plenty to eat. He left for Pleasanton Tuesday 
and promised to telegraph us as soon as he had decided 
which of the two places he would select for McKinney 
this year. 

Two of the best draft horses in the country will 
stand for public service at Haywards this year. One 
is the English shire Pride of the Prairie and the other 
the Percheron horse Fresno. The former was a first 
prize winner last year, both at the State Fair and at 
the Golden Gate Fair. The Percheron is one of the 
best individuals ever seen in California, and weighs a 
ton. Both these stallions will be in charge of Geo. 
Grey, the well known horseman and superintendent of 
the Meek Estate Farm. 

Hon. Jesse D. Carr has placed his promising young 
stallion Boodle Jr. in the stud at Salinas race track 
and has placed his service fee at the low price of $25. 
James Dwain has charge of the horse. Boodle Jr, has 
9 representatives in the Pacific Breeders Futurity. He 
is by Boodle 2:12£ dam Nina B. by Electioneer, second 
dam Gabilan Maid, full sister to the great brood mare 
Lady Ellen 2:29£ by Carr's Mambrino, that is the dam 
of four, including Helena 2:11}, the dam of Wild Nut- 
linff 2:11}. Boodle Jr. should be a successful sire. 

Clipper 2:06, has been sent to James Thompson at 
Pleasanton by his owner Col. J. C. Kirkpatrick and we 
are glad to know that this fast son of Diablo has en- 
tirely recovered from the severe attack of pinkeye 
from which he recently suffered. He never had a 
more voracious apetite or looked better than he does 
now and he looks to be a stronger horse than ever be- 
fore. He will be jogged until the rainy season is over 
and trainer Thompson confidently expects Clipper will 
again knock a few fractions from his record in 1901. 

George W. Hughes who formerly resided in Califor- 
nia where he developed and drove several good trotters 
and pacers, among them Lennutr 2:16}, is now located 
at Marshfield, Oregon, where he will probably again 
take to the sulky and tram a few horses. Hughes is a 
good careful man and has the knack of teaching speed 
to trotters and pacers. There are some well bred 
horses owned in that locality and it neen not surprise 
any of his California friends if George comes down here 
next year with a web footed horse or two and wins a 
few purses. 

Seymour Wilkes 2:08i is still the fastest of the sons 
of Guy Wilkes that have race records. Fred Kohl 
made a record of 2:07} at Columbus, Ohio, in 1899, but 
it was, in a match against time. Seymour Wilkes was 
foaled in 1890 and is by Guy Wilkes, out of Early Bird 
by Playmail by Mike 3403, a son of Vermont 322; 
second dam Lucy by Odd Fellow; third dam by a son 
of Williamson's Belmont. Seymour Wilkes will mako 
the season of 1901 at Lakeville, Cal., at $25. None of 
his colts have boen trained but he has some grand 
looking sons and daughters. 

C. P. Forrell of Reno, Novada, writes: "I see by the 
Breeder of January 19th that youdosiro parties that 
will race in California this year to send name of horse 
and breeding. While I am not in California I am only 
across the lino and will race thero. My pacing mare 
Peggy, record 2:17 holds track record at Reno 2:17, 
Carson City 2:18 and Siorravillo, Cal., 2:18, starting 7 
times, winning all in straight hoats with ease. Sire, 
Brown Jug. Dam was sired by Quien Sabe by 
Whipples' Hamblotonian; second dam Lady Churchill. 
Podigreo unknown; a very fast mare from the East. 

It is usual among breeders to talk of some certain 
stallion as being successful as a siro of speed in the 
male line, and of some other as being a producer of fast 
ones through tho female channel, but it remained for 
last yoar's record to demonstrate that one horse can 
be successful as both. With an addition of three new 
2:30 performers in 1900, Nutwood 2:18} has now a total 
of 163 in that select list, and with seventeen in 1900 
that wore produced by his daughters, there are now 
158 standard performers that are out of Nutwood dams, 
and in both cases they are the largest number by any 
horse living or dead. 

H. Raymond, a wealthy stock breeder of Butte, 
Montana, accompanied by Budd Doble,the well known 
reinsman, were the guests of Col. J. M. Morehead at 
the Green Meadow stock farm, Santa Clara, one day 
last week. They looked over the young stock on the 
farm by Hambletonian Wilkes and were greatly 
pleased with what they saw. 

Meridian 2:12}, who was a good raco horse, will be 
campaigned again this year in all probability. A 
short season in the stud will be made with the son of 
Simmocolon and then he will bo placed in training. 
Robert Brown, who owns Meridian, says he never 
looked as well in his life as he docs now and he believes 
he can pace faster than ever with proper training. 

"Uncle" Cahill, the dairyman owner of Charley 
Herr, will prepare his great trotting stallion to win 
from the start this season, says a Kentucky corre- 
spondent. In previous seasons Charley Herr has 
started on the circuit with not work enough to put 
him in first class fettle, and has been raced into condi- 
tion. Charley Herr is now turned out at Westbrook 
Stud, but his owner will take him up within the next 
week and begin slow work on him. The exceptionally 
mild weather, if it continues, will give Cahill ample 
opportunity to give his charge some useful preparation 
work. Mr. Cahill says his horse has the speed, and 
that he expects to have him ready when the bells rings 
or his first race. 

Ho Yow, the Chinese Consul-General at San Fran- 
cisco, a man who speaks the English language fluently, 
contemplates going into the breeding of trotters on a 
small scale. His breeding farm will be near San Jose 
and already there have been negotiations begun by 
the Consul for the purchase of James W. Rea's fine 
stallion, Iran Alto 2:12} by Palo Alto 2:08}, as a sire 
to head the stud. Ho Yow is a devoted horseman and 
if he secures a string of horses this year that he 
thinks fast enough may race them. In an interview 
this week Ho Yow said: " My idea is one of pleasure 
rather than profit. No Chinaman has ever done such 
a thing before. I shall train Chinese into the work, 
and make it altogether novel. I want to establish my 
own line, like that of other big farms. The pleasure 
and novelty, and not the profit, is what I consider." 

The man for whom the veteran traider John E. 
Turner bought the filly Erirange 2:21 by Prodigal, at 
the recent New York sale, is Frank Ellis of Phila- 
delphia, a man whose name was a familiar one on tho 
turf a score of years ago. Twenty-five years ago Mr. 
Ellis owned Nettie 2:18, the fastest daughter of 
Rysdyk's Hambletonian, and Turner campaigned her 
successfully for him. Erirange is a two year old and 
she cost her owner the tidy sum of $5400. She was 
sired by Prodigal 2:16, out of Etta Baron by Baron 
Wilkes 2:18. She is eligible to next year's Ken- 
tucky Futurity, worth $10,000; the Louisville Prize, 
worth $10,000; the Dubuque Preparation, worth $5000, 
and the Kentucky Stock Farm Stake, worth $5000. 
As she has shown a mile in 2:16, last half in 1:06, last 
quarter in 31£ seconds, she should be able to win back 
her cost and something besides. She will be trained 
under the watchful eye of General Turner, and will be 
driven in her races by his son Frank. 

Ed Lafferty went up to Geo. Fox's farm at Clements 
last week and brought down a three year old colt by 
Silver Bow 2:16 out of Grace by Buccaneer (dam of 
Daedalion 2:11, Creole 2:15 and Eagle 2:19^) that he 
will train at the Alameda track. Ed says that Mr. 
Fox had Silver Bow returned to him from Rancho del 
Paso where he was bred last year to a lot of their best 
mares, and the son of Robert McGregor never looked 
better in his life than he does right now. He will 
make the season of 1901 at Mr. Fox's farm and ought 
to be largely patronized as his get are grand looking 
horses and all have speed. There is not a horse stand- 
ing for public service in California that has the blood 
of old Hambletonian 10 as close up in his dam's pedigree 
as Silver Bow, she being a daughter of that horse. 
His sire, Robert McGregor, whose appelation "hero of 
the homestretch," has descended by every right of 
inheritance to his great son, Cresceus 2:04, tho cham- 
pion trotting stallion of the world, had no Wilkes or 
Electioneer blood in his veins, neither has Silver Bow, 
and the latter's third dam was Eleanor Margrave one 
of the best thoroughbred mares of those recorded in 
tho American Stud Book. As a stout outcross for the 
Wilkes mares, of which there are so many in Califor- 
nia, Silver Bow ought to be invaluable Mr. Fox has 
quite a number of colts and fillies by his horse, and 
Lafferty says they are a grand looking lot. 

Mr. Edwin Gaylord, of Denver, Colorado, arrived in 
California this weok and has been interviewing horse- 
men in relation to the big meeting to bo given at Den- 
ver, which will open June 15th. Mr. Gaylord tolls us 
that this will undoubtedly be the greatest meoting ever 
held in the Colorado city, as he already has assurances 
that a very large numbor of horsos will be entered in 
both running and harness events. Since arriving in 
California Mr. Gaylord has visited Pleasanton, San 
Joso and other places, and is now in Southern Califor- 
nia. He will return hero the latter part of next week. 
The Denver meeting is to bo given by the Overland 
Racing Association, a new organization of which 
Joseph Osnor is President, W. H. Schuckman, Secre- 
tary, and Mr. Gaylord the Vico-President and Treas- 
urer. The association proposes giving two harness 
events and four running races each day, beginning 
Juno 15th and ending Juno 29th, and will hang up 
$40,000 in purses and specials. Among the early closing 
pursos for harness horses will bo one of $1000 for 2:20 
class pacors and other of the same value for trotters 
eligible to tho 2:25 class. There will also be two purses 
of $500 each for two year olds and two for three 
year olds — ono for trotters, the other for pacors. To 
make a nomination in these races $10 must be 
sent at the date of closing, March 1st, and other 
payments later on — the entrance to be the usual five 
per cent. There are two good tracks at the Overland 
Park, the outside track being a full mile and will be 
used by the harness horses exclusively. The inner 
track for the runners is seven furlongs in length. 


[January 26, 190 J 

The Hackney Horse — His Past and Future. 

[Vero Shaw In London Live Stock Journal ] 
As the century is drawing to a close, perhaps it may 
not be without interest to some of your readers if I 
attempt to chronicle the doings of the Hackney horse 
during- the last eventful hundred years of the world's 
existence. That the Dreed was well established long- 
before the commencement of the nineteenth century 
is, of course, a fact which is within the knowledge of 
anyone who has taken the trouble to make inquiries on 
the point ; but I may promise my observations by mak- 
ing a statement for the benefit of the uninitiated, and 
this is that Hackney pedigrees can be traced back to 
the year 1755. Shales, affectionately known as "the 
original," was foaled about that year, his sire being 
Blaze by Flying Childers, and his dam a nameless 
Hackney mare. It would occupy very much more of 
my alloted space than I can afford to devote to it for 
me to attempt to enlarge upon the position of the 
Hackney before the above date, but there are evidences 
by the score of the existence and popularity of the 
breed, which was, in the opinion of some persons, 
founded on a cross of pack horse upon selected Knglish 
trotting mares, the pack horse being a result of the 
Eastern and native mare cross. Others contend — and, 
possibly, correctly — that the original Hackney was 
bred the same way as the pack horse, and this view of 
the case is supported by reason of the fact that the 
Hackney of the past was essentially a riding horse, as 
the pack horse remained until ho was permitted to 

of a complimentary nature. Of the stallions foaled 
beforo the year 1800 whose colors were stated in the 
Stud Book, three were chestnuts, three bays, two 
browns, and two blacks, but the colors of some of the 
best ones, such as Shales, the original Scot Shales and 
Driver, two of his most famous sons, are not recorded. 
There are, however, proofs which show how the chest- 
nut color has increased in this country which are sup- 
plied by the Hackney Horse Society's Stud Book, 
which shows that out of the 880 stallions whose names 
appear in the first volume, 184 are described as chest- 
nuts or chestnut-roans ; whilst in the volume for las* 
year 161 animals out of the 333 entered, inclusive of 
ponies (which are seldom chestnut), were of one of these 
shades. In the old days, too, there was a far larger 
average of greys to be met with, and blacks were also 
comparatively common, but both these colors are now 
extremely rare. The question of color may, however, 
be deferred, though an allusion to it is unavoidable 
when reference is made to the early Hackney. 

The doings and descriptions of such pillars of the 
Hackney Stud Book as Shales the original, Fireaway 
(Jenkinson's) a chestnut, by the way — Scot Shales, an 
immensely good horse, got by Shales, and other sires 
whose names are household words amongst Hackney 
men, must also be passed over for want of space; but a 
pause must be made when the grey Mambrino by En- 
gineer by Sampson appears upon the scene. This 
horse was foalod in 1768, and traces back through 
Sampson to Shales the original. Sampson, be it noted, 

Hackney Stallion Hedon Squire 4306 by Rufus. 

Winner of Two Champion Prizes at the International Horse Show, Paris, 1900, 

virtually die out, thero being only a single specimen of 
this ancient breed that is known to be alive at the 
present day. The introduction of thoroughbred blood, 
vide the breeding of Shales referred to above, was no 
doubt resorted to in order to add to the stylo and rid- 
ing qualities of the old time Hackney ; but breedors 
of this latter horse, and, in fact, all those who have 
studied the question — save, of course, a few irreeoneil- 
ables who will not believe anything but that which 
they desire to believe, and to whom even ancient litem 
BOipta appeal in vain — repudiate the suggestion that 
the Hackney owes his existence exclusively to the thor- 
oughbred, and it is evident that both breeds sprang 
from an Eastern cross on native mares. The latter 
were doubtless the descendants of the old English war 
horse, which is so fully described by Sir Walter Gilbey 
in his monograph upon the subject, and it is only rea- 
sonable to infer that the thoroughbreds are descended 
from dams which displayed an ability to gallop, whilst 
the Packs and Hackneys sprang from the trotting 
mares. Consequently, and this is beyond all serious 
doubt, the thoroughbred and the Hackney were far 
more closely allied in blood a century ago than in the 
present day, as the two families began to branch off in 
different directions after the time of Shales, though ) 
unfortunately for the Hackney, some breeders have 
been unwise enough to experiment with thoroughbred 
crosses in more recent times. 

A reference may perhaps be interpolated here with 
reference to the color of the Hackney in the pa9t, as of 
late years the preponderance of chestnuts has been the 
subject of much comment, which has not been entirely 

has been claimed as a thoroughbred by some, but this 
contention has been emphatically disproved by Law- 
rence, who states that he was personally acquainted 
with the man who had Sampson's dam under hig 
charge, and ho absolutely repudiated the idea; while 
Sampson was so coachy in appearance that he was 
laughed at when he made his first public appearance 
on the course at Malton. His grandson, Mambrino, 
the sire of Messenger (exported to America in 1788), 
w r as a horse of great substance, and has been described 
of "rather a military figure," and it is added of him 
that "ho went in remarkably good trotting form." It 
is, however, as the sire of the expatriated Messenger, a 
horse whose services to the breeders of America are 
handsomely acknowledged even to this day, that 
Mambrin j as a cornor-stono of the American trotter is 
to be remembered. 

Another Hackney which accomplished much in the 
United States was Bellfounder (Jay's), a bay, foaled in 
1816, by Dellfounder (Stevens') by Pretender (Wroot's) 
by Fireaway (Jenkinson's) by Driver by Shales the 
original. Bellfounder's dam was Velocity, a Yorkshire 
fast-trotting mare, which beat a chestnut horse called 
Doubtful, the property of Mr. King, of Wymondham 
in a trotting match for fifty guineas, one hour race, the 
distance covered within that time being fifteen miles 
and a half. Of Bellfounder, the following extract from 
an American description cf him may be quoted as a 
proof that he was calculated to improve the trotting 
horses of that country: "His knee action was very 
attractive and high, and when his groom would get 
upon his back and give him his head, I remember of 

but one horse that could approximate him in speed 

* * * I never saw him leave his feet." Some 
excellent services were rendered by Bellfounder to the 
American Trotter, amongst these being the success 
which attended the crossing his daughter, known as 
the Kent mare, whoso dam was a grand-daughter of 
Messenger, with Abdallah, an American-bred son of 
Mambrino by Messenger, as the colt which was the re- 
sult proved to be the sire of some of the best animals 
in the Stud Book. 

Meanwhile, w hilst the Hackney was improving the 
American Trotter, and thereby assisting in laying the 
foundation of the speediest harness horse upon earth, 
fads breeders at homo were using him as a means of 
conveyance for themselves, and oftentimes their wives 
as well, to market and for general purposes, the sub - 
stance, speed and endurance of the Hackney enabling 
him to undertake serious work which no other horse 
was capable of performing. Then came the railway 
period, and with it the demand for Hackneys became 
reduced, as, naturally enough, if men could get about 
by rail they prefered this means of locomotion to rid- 
ing a more or less rough-actioned animal — and all ultra- 
high movers must of a necessity be rough for saddle 
purposes. Consequently the Hackney was indulged 
with an experience of human ingratitude, as many 
friends whom he and his ancestors had served long and 
faithfully deserted him, though a few staunch believers 
in the breed stood true. Somo infatuated individuals 
began experimenting with thoroughbred blood as an 
advisable cross for Hackneys, and promptly lost action 
and substance thereby ; but meanwhile, those who held 
on to the old strains wore, perhaps unconsciously, lay- 
ing up wealth for themselves, as the day of the Hack 
ney was very far from being closed. 

It was in 1878 that it was suggested at a meeting held 
at Downham Market that a register for the English 
trotting horses should be established, and thanks to 
the untiring and unflagging energy of Mr. H. F. 
Euren, to whom the work of compilation was entrusted, 
and to the encouragement received from H. R. H. the 
Prince of Wales, Sir Walter Gilbey, the late Mr. An- 
thony Hamond, and many other gentlemen too numer- 
ous to mention, the Hackney Horse Society was estab- 
lished on a firm and lasting basis. 

Since then the progress of the Hackney has been 
triumphant; he has vindicated hiselaim to be regarded 
as the monarch of harness horses by the support he 
has received from breeders of every nation that breeds 
animals for leather; and ho still maintains his absolute 
pre-eminence as a distinct variety by defeating, 
through the instrumentality of Sir Walter Gilbey's 
Hedon Squire, the picked horses of every Continental 
brood at the great International Show recently held in 
Paris. In his proper place — harness — there is no horse 
like him; he possesses action, pace, size and looks to an 
extent which is combined in no other breed of horse. 
His detractors attempted to belittle him by imputing 
to him a want of stamina, but, singularly enough, a 
long-distance road record of America, that country of 
trotting horses, is held by County Member Junior, a 
Hackney which won prizes in the show ring here pre- 
vious to his expatriation. In the past tho Hackney, in 
addition to his good work in this country, assisted ma- 
terially in tho production of the American trotter; at 
the present time he is siring tho most valuable harness 
horses of the day, and beats tho horses of all other 
nations at a foreign international show under foreign 
judges; and for the future he must, if judiciously used, 
accomplish more for that most saleable of all utility 
animals — the high-class harness horse — than any other 

Proposed Driving Club at San Mateo. 

Several of our local people, says the San Mateo 
Leader, are considering the ad visability of organizing 
an amateur driving club for tho purpose of holding a 
meeting occasionally at some convenient point where 
the merits of local horses could be demonstrated. It is 
proposed to hold the initial meet in the near future pos- 
sibly at the Corbett track, when a program of trotting 
races will bo pulled off. It will be strictly local, the 
only incentive being clean, gentlemanly sport. Among 
those who have thus far been spoken of as possible 
members, being the owners of steppers of more thaD 
ordinary speed, are the following: J. T. Jennings, E. 
A. Husing, Peter Casey, Ed Foster, John Wisnom, 
James Wisnom, W. W. Casey, W. O. Booth, John 
Mitvalsky, P. F. Maloney and others. A stipulation 
which will be strictly observed will bo that each owner 
shall train and drive his own horse. 

Some years ago a meet was held at the Corbett 
track such as is proposed by the new organization, and 
the great success of the event is referred to even to-day. 

Tempo, a good looking chestnut stallion by imp. 
Whistle Jacket, dam On the Lea by Onondago, is 
advertised for sale in our business columns to-day. 
Tempo won races as a two and three and five year 
old. He is now six. 


JANUARY 26, 1901] 



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Fred Archer, the noted jockey, during his career in 
England, had 8084 mounts and rode 2748 winners. He 
began in 1870 by riding two winners in fifteen mounts, 
while the following year he rode three winners out of 
forty mounts. He gradually improved, until in 1885 
he rode 246 winners out of a total of 667 mounts. In 
1886, when he died, he had ridden 170 winners in 512 
starts. For twelve years he headed the list of winning 
jockeys in England, his victories including the St. 
Leger, six times; Derby, five times; Suburban, five 
times; Prince of Wales stakes, twice; One Thousand 
(Juineas, Cesarewich and Royal Hunt cups, each twice. 

William C. Whitney, ex-Secretary of the Navy, pur- 
chased 160 acres of land on the shore of Wawasee lake, 
near Warsaw, Ind., which will be used as winter quart- 
ers for his race horses and also as a breeding farm. 
Among the improvements that will be made at once 
will be the construction of a half mile track where Mr. 
Whitney's yearlings will be trained. 

Jockey McJoynt, who is to ride for W. K. Vander- 
bilt in France, has been ordered to leave New Orleans 
for France at once, and will soon sail for Europe, where 
he will school some of the well-bred colts in track tac- 
tics preparatory to the racing season in the land of the 
sparkling wine. 

Astor has proved himself more than a useful horse 
for his owner, Mr. Ellison, this winter. At the open- 
ing of the season the impression prevailed that the 
gelding did not amount to very much although he 
showed quite a burst of speed at times. This fact 
probably accounts for the liberal odds which are 
always obtainable about him, notwithstanding that he 
has won quite a number of races. 

Maggie Davis ran quite a different race with Coburn 
in the saddle on Thursday at Emeryville. On her last 
previous effort, with Buchanan up, her performance 
was most disappointing and apparently unexcusable. 
Buchanan seems to have particularly hard luck with 
even money favorites and this one made no exception 
to the rule. 

In the last race on Thursday at Emeryville, a selling 
affair for three year olds and upwards, Mellah was 
handed round for a good thing and backed quickly 
from sixes to threes. After breaking in front several 
times she finally was sent away on even terms with the 
field but was quickly outrun by Sweet Caporal and 
was forced to be content with second place. Had the 
coup gone through the ring would have suffered 

The race run by Articulate on Saturday at Emery- 
ville was so pronouncedly bad as to defy criticism. Any 
published argument in explanation of the exhibition 
furnished by this horse must be founded on mere con- 
jecture. No doubt a statement, could one be obtained, 
from the stable would make interesting reading. 

Quite a difference between the two races run by 
Theory on the 18th and 19th inst. On the first occasion 
starting in the Our Climate handicap and ridden by 
O'Connor, she showed absolutely no speed and was 
beaten off twenty lengths in 1:13|. On the following 
day with Mounce up she ran six furlongs in 1:13 J and 
won with perfect ease. Mr. Honig expressed great 
dissatisfaction with O'Connor's ride and made use of 
some very harsh language in that connection. 

The Prince of Wales, now King Edward VII., heads 
the list of winning owners in England for 1900. He 
won $147,925. He has been racing for fifteen years, in 
which time he has earned $493,040. In 1896 his win- 
nings, thanks to Persimmon, amounted to $134,095. 
This year Diamond Jubilee, a full brother to Persim- 
mon, is responsible for the King's premier position, and 
is also an addition to the "triple-crown" heroes. Be- 
sides winning the three great classic events, the King 
also won the Grand National steeplechase, which is the 
blue ribbon of cross-country events, with an Irish bred 
horse named Ambush. This makes a record never 
before accomplished by any owner. When the season 
opened it looked as though Lord William Beresford's 
American bred gelding Democrat and T. R. Dewar's 
Forfarshire were better horses, but Democrat went 
wholly wrong and Forfarshire did not train on as 
expected, and in addition met with an accident in the 
Two Thousand Guineas through the rough riding of 
Sloan on Disguise II. Diamond Jubilee is among the 
list of horses that have won £20,000 and more as two 
and three year olds. His total winnings up to date 
have been $145,925. Among the twenty-three horses 
which are in this class as winners, Diamond Jubilee is 
only beaten as a three year old by Flying Fox £37,415 
and Donovan £38,438. The best judges in England 
think that Diamond Jubilee will be a heavy winner as 
a four year old, but it is unlikely that he will crowd 
the opulent Isinglass or the mighty Donovan from 
their positions at the top of the winning four year old 
list, for those horses have been the only ones produced 
in England which have won more than £50,000 in their 
racing careers. The late Lord William Beresford and 
his string of American horses finishes second in earn- 
ing, while Lord Durham was third. J. A. Drake of 
Chicago won thirty races, amounting to $52,990. He 
is fifth in the winning list. James R. Keene is twelfth 
in the winning list with $38,400 won in five races. 
Richard Croker is at the bottom of the list, with a 
total of $15,370. 

The sale of the late Lord Beresford's horses was 
held at Newmarket January 23d. Forty horses were 
sold and aggregated very close to $100,000, an average 
of $2500 each. Caiman fetched 2500 guineas, Jolly Tar 
2200 guineas and Democrat 910 guineas. Nahlband 
brought 1500 guineas, Uncle Wack, gelding, 3000 
guineas and Loveits 1050 guineas. 

American horses are well represented in the big Eng- 
lish handicaps, the entries for which closed on January 
1st, and the weights will be announced about January 
25th. In the Lincolnshire handicap, which is one 
mile, run on March 26th, among the entries are Caiman, 
Domino II., Jean Beraud and Sibola. In the Great 
Metropolitan stakes, two miles and a quarter, run at 
Epsom on April 23d. are Jolly Tar and King's Courier. 
In the City and Suburban, one mile and a quarter, also 
run at the Epsom spring meeting on April 24th, are 
Caiman, Jean Beraud, Jolly Tar, Kilmarnock, King's 
Courier and Sibola. In the Chester cup, two miles and 
a quarter, run over the old Roodee course on May 8th, 
are Caiman and Jolly Tar. It is, however, in the 
Kempton park Great Jubilee stakes, one mile and a 
quarter, run on May 11th, that the Americans are 
strong, W. C. Whitney having in Cap and Bells, Elk- 
horn, Jean Beraud, Kilmarnock and Tommy Atkins, 
the other entries being Caiman, Domino II.. Disguise 
II., King's Courier, Olympian and Sibola. 

The officials of the San Francisco Jockey Club are 
trying to arrange a four cornered race to come off 
during the present meeting at Tanforan, in which Sam 
Loates, Tod Sloan, Lester Reiff and the jockey who 
has ridden the most winners since the meeting opened 
will ride. The weights are to be assigned with great 
discrimination, and the intention is to have the jockeys 
draw for their respective mounts. In this way all will 
have an equal break. Such a race would prove a 
great drawing card. 

Buchanan, on Tuesday, was set down for a week and 
fined $100 by Starter Dwyer for disobedience at the 

Companion dogged it as usual in the race on Tues- 
day for maiden three year old fillies. This mare is one 
of the best bred ones in the country, her dam, Derfar- 
gilla, having been one of the fastest sprinters ever 
trained. She has developed a yellow streak some- 
where in her makeup and quits badly in every race. 

The bookmakers were out of line in the second race 
on Monday when they layed fifties against "Boots" 
Durnell's Credo. This horse has been running con- 
sistently of late, having won his two previous starts, 
the last one (over the hurdles) being a very impressive 

Lothian made his appearance as a jumper and proved 
himself to be a remarkably good one. Only the bad 
judgment (or worse) of his rider prevented him from 
winning. He gave the favorite, Lome, a hard tussle 
and only lost by a nose. 

English sporting papers are at present full of eulo- 
gistic obituary notices and reminiscences of the late 
Lord William Beresford. One of the most interesting 
stories is one concerning the three brothers, Charles, 
William and Marcus, who, in April, 1874, rode a steeple- 
chase in Ireland, which was won by Lord William. 
The story reads: The brothers had a sweepstakes of 
100 sovereigns each, play or pay, over the Williams- 
town course, three miles, at the Curraghmore hunt 
steeplechase meeting. Lord Chai-les rode Night- 
walker, a black thoroughbred horse bred by Billy 
Power, the sporting tenant of the course. Lord 
William rode Woodlark, a gray mare, and Lord Mar- 
cus a bay gelding called The Weasel; they each wore 
the Beresford blue, Lord Charles with the ancestral 
black cap; the others had white and blue caps as dis- 
tinguishing emblems. No race course in Ireland, ex- 
cept Punchestown and Fairy House ever had more 
people on it than Williamstown on that memorable 
day. Old men and women who had never seen a race 
before came fifty miles to see the brothers race. Ex- 
citement rose to boiling pitch as the three brothers 
filed out of the enclosure and did the preliminary. 
Tom Waters awaited them, ready with ensign in hand 
to send them on their journey. The only delay was 
while he delivered a short, but sporting speech to these 
grand lads, when away they went boot to boot. The 
pace was a cracker from the start, but none made the 
running more than the other, for all three were girth 
to girth most of the journey, and at no time did two 
lengths divide them until just before the finish. Yes, 
every post they made a winning post, and ding-dong 
did they go against oach other, though, of course, rid- 
ing like sportsmen. Fence after fence was charged, 
and cleared by them locked together, and it was not 
before Nightwalker was beaten just before the last 
fence that they separated. A determined struggle be- 
tween Woodlark and The Weasel then ensued, and 
after a desperate finish old Judge Harter gave the ver- 
dict to the former by a short head. 

There is little chance for a racing bill passing in 
Illinois this year. This word has gone out at Spring- 
field, and while the Governor will not formally sanction 
it, the statement comes so strong that unless other in- 
fluences are brought to bear the bill will surely bo 
vetoed if it over comes up. Governor Yates declines 
to make any positive statement as to his intentions re- 
garding such a bill until ho has thoroughly investigated 
the subject. From other sources, however, it is learned 
that he in no way sees at first thoughts any reason for 
sanctioning what is termod the gambling game on the 
big tracks in Illinois. 

Sam Hildreth proposes to confine the majority of 
his racing operations to Chicago during the coming 
summer season, and has written to Secretary Harry 
Kuhl to reserve him twenty-four stalls at Hawthorne. 

When Sam Loatos, the English jockey now in Cali- 
fornia, was asked what horse would win the Derby of 
1901, he answered: "Well, I like Revenue the best. 
I beat him last season on Toddington, but since that 
colt has been amiss I do not know how it would be 
now. Revenue is an Irish brod horse, owned by J. J. 
Gubbins, who won the Derby with Galtee-More. He 
is by Blaisofind, a full brother to Galtee-More, and his 
dam, Income, is by that great horse, Isonomy, the sire 
of Common and Isinglass, both Derby winners. P. 
Lorillard has also a good colt in Exedo, by Sensation- 
Equality, a full brother to Democrat. But there are 
several other good colts in the race, and it is rather 
early to pick a winner. 

The opening race of the current meeting at Tan- 
foran, as originally carded, promised to be one of the 
prettiest and most closely contested affairs of the pres- 
ent racing season. At least six of the starters looking 
to have a royal chance. The heavy downfall of rain 
was, however, the cause of extensive withdrawals and 
all interest in the race was lost for this reason. 

The Lissak handicap for three year olds and upward 
and guaranteed worth $1500 was won by C. Ellison's 
Specific in a fierce drive. Dominick out-finishing Bull- 
man, who had the mount on Vulcan. The Lady was a 
length away. The Lady was pounds and pounds the 
best and with a half intelligent ride would havo won 
by herself. This mare is one of the very best animals 
in training here and it seems a pity that her chances 
should be ruined by having Marty Bergen continually 
in the saddle. Much criticism of Mr. Ezell has been 
heard as to why Bergen was always employed, but the 
true reason is probably the fact that Bergen is inter- 
ested more or less heavily in the ownership of the mare 
and has some voice as to how she shall be run and as 
to who shall ride. 

The publication of the entries for all the big East- 
ern spring handicaps except the Metropolitan has pro- 
vided food for reflection for horsemen. It is conceded 
that the quality of the horses engaged is better than 
ever before and a season of first class racing on East- 
ern tracks is therefore generally predicted. So far as 
the actual races are concerned, the number of entries 
does not cut much figure, and with a number of sea- 
soned performers of known ability entered the fields 
will probably be as large or larger than in previous 
years, when many horses of indifferent caliber were 
entered on the off chance of their training or in the 
spring. Still, the falling off in the number of entries 
has been the subject of much discussion, and many 
reasons have been advanced to account for it. One is 
the partiality of certain owners for weight-for-age 
races, where previous wins entail no penalty and the 
prospect of the increase of races of that charactor 
next season. An instance of this is the omission of W. 
C. Whitney's Ballyhoo Bey and J. R. Keene's Com- 
mando from the handicaps, coupled with the fact that 
these crack three year olds are both entered for the 
Brighton Cup, a weight-for-age event. Another 
noticeable feature is the falling off in the number of 
Western entries. This is ascribed to the extra induce- 
ments held out by the Chicago clubs for owners to 
keep their horses in that section rather than incur the 
expense and risk of a long railroad journey to compete 
with the Eastern cracks. 

Major Barak G. Thomas, Kentucky's oldest breeder 
of thoroughbreds and one of her most picturesque 
characters, is dangerously ill at his home in Lexington. 
He is the only horseman now living who saw the fam- 
ous Wagner-Grey Eagle race at Louisville in 1839, and 
he has witnessed nearly every important turf event in 
America since then. He was for years owner of the 
famous Dixiana farm, which was named for the first 
race mare he ever owned, and has bred scores of noted 
performers. Among these are Domino, Correction, 
Ban Fox, King Fox, Himyar, Banburg, etc. He sold 
King Thomas to the late Senator Hearst of California 
for $38,000, the highest price ever paid in this country 
for a yearling. Major Thomas always made it a rule 
to breed a limited number of colts each season, and to 
have them of the highest quality. As a consequence, 
his success was remarkable, and he would have been a 
very rich man to-day had he been able to refuse a 
helping hand to nearly every one who appealed to him. 
His rare old Bourbon whisky is nearly as well known 
as his horses. He stocked his cellars with barrels of 
the best in the market more than thirty years ago and 
that which remains is said to be the choicest and most 
valuable in America. He presented a bottle of it to 
Miss Harriet Richardson of Lexington about five years 
ago, and asked that she sip it as she ;vould so much 
nectar. She promised. When, in 1896, she was 
selected by Secretary Herbert to christen the battle- 
ship Kentucky, she announced that the prized bottle 
of whisky was to be broken over the vessel's bow. 
Major Thomas was furious. He wrote Miss Richardson 
that his whisky was far too good to be wasted on any 
craft that ever rode the waters. Miss Bradley, 
daughter of Kentucky's governor, was substituted for 
Miss Richardson, and the whisky was not wasted. 

Horse Owners Should. Use 


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[January 26, 1901 




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San Francisco, Saturday, January 26, 1901. 

Dates Claimed. 

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SOME ORGANIZED EFFORT should be made by 
the breeders and owners of harness horses in 
California this year to abolish bookmaking on harness 
races. This style of betting has worked a greater 
injury to harness racing than any other one thing, and 
it is the duty of those who have their money invested 
in the horse breeding business to do something to stop 
it. The Breeder and Sportsman has done what 
it could in the past to abolish the evil, and is disposed 
to continue the fight, but the breeders and owners 
should assist and do all in their power to induce asso- 
ciations to bar bookmaking from harness meetings. 
The better class of breeders and owners are all greatly 
opposed to bookmaking and would like to see a return 
to either auctions or mutuels, with heat betting en- 
tirely abolished, and if they were to make a concerted 
movement towards this end it could be accomplished. 
The fact that bookmakers can afford to pay a large 
sum for the betting privilege is a great temptation to 
directors of district associations, who see just so much 
suro money in sight toward paying expenses, but there 
should be some effort made by all interested in the 
breeding and racing of harness horses to make the 
meetings entirely independent of these gentry. In the 
writer's opinion pari mutuel boxes, with tickets sold 
only on the result of the race would be popular with 
the people and profitable to the association. They 
should be owned and managed entirely by the associa- 
tion or club giving the meeting, and even though the 
receipts were small from them the racing would be 
benefitted.. If a real earnest and intelligent endeavor 
were made to draw the public to see the contests of 
speed, gate receipts would be largo enough to effset the 
loss of revenue by roason of abolishing the books. 
The running races from one end of the country to the 
other are now managed as a business instead of a high 
class sport, and it should bo the aim of trotting horse 
breeders and owners to keep harness racing as free 
from the running methods as possible. Matinee rac- 
ing is doing a great deal in its way and is getting the 
best people in the country interested in fast harness 
horses. If the associations that give professional 
meetings and breeders and owners will lend their aid 
and aim to make the sport as clean and high class as 
possible, much can be accomplished for the benefit of 
all concerned. The first step to be taken should bo the 
annihilation of bookmaking. 

THE WINTER HANDICAP, which has a gross 
valuation of $0000, and is the richest stake thus 
far of the season, will be decided at Tauforan to-day. 
There is a probability that there will be fifteen starters, 
and- all of the best jockeys now at the track will have 
mounts. Efforts are being made to have Tod Sloan, 
Lester Reiff and the English jockey Loates accept 
mounts. A handsome pair of gold spurs is to be pre- 
sented to the winning jockey. If the weather is good, 
which now looks certain, a large crowd will witness the 
race. The probable starters are as follows: Vesuvian 
122, Advance Guard 121, Eddie Jones 118, Zoroaster 
118, Andrisa 115, The Lady 111, Vulcain 112, VLncitor 
109, John Baker 105, The Monk 104, Montanic 100, 
Greenock 101, Scotch Plaid 103, Rolling Boar 102, 
Autumn 108. 

ALTHOUGH Edward Corrigan is a long way from 
California, there are evidences of another race 
track war being declared. The two clubs have issued 
the edict that employees cannot hold positions at both 
tracks and several resignations have resulted. Badgos 
have been taken by one club from the employees of 
the other, and incensed officials have thereupon re- 
turned their passports also. While there has been no 
actual outbreak, there is a state of armed neutrality 
existing that threatens to develop into war at any 
time. The San Mateo Supervisors, influenced, it is 
alleged by parties in touch with the rival club, has 
passed ' an ordinance limiting racing in San Mateo 
county to thirty-five days in each year, which, if en- 
forced, will compel the San Francisco Jockey Club to 
close its meeting ten days before the advertised date. 
There are whisperings that as a result of the trouble 
Ingleside will bo opened and racing conducted there 
even though no betting is permitted. There is 
another tale on the rounds that the Oakland track 
will not shut down at the close of its next two weeks' 
meeting but continue right along through the summer. 
The evening Bulletin, which seems to favor the Tan- 
foran people, contains columns every night of war 
gossip, presumably from a special corps of war cor- 
respondents located at the front. By some mysterious 
but evident agreement, none of the other four dailies, 
including the big guns of the morning, dignify the 
alleged rupture with a line, and their readers cannot 
understand why such a condition of affairs as exists 
is thus allowed by the city editors to 'escape the lurid 
featuring that other track matters of less importance 
invariably receive Meanwhile the patrons of the 
tracks are talking much and sensational happenings 
are expected at any time. There is one feature of this 
business that the powers that be in both clubs should 
realize. There are about three hundred thousand 
votes in this State and of that number at least two 
hundred and eighty thousand havo no interest what- 
ever in racing as conducted in this city and probably 
two hundred thousand look upon six months of it as 
an evil. They are not interested enough to care 
whether it runs or stops, but let an acrimonious 
war break out between the rival clubs and pro. 
eeeil with all the disgusting notoriety that always 
attend such rows, and the voting public will be aroused 
to action, and with the cry ''a plague on both your 
houses" will insist on legislation that will prohibit rac- 
ing entirely. There is nothing truer than "history re- 
peats itself," and California voters as a mass differ 
very slightly from those in New Jersey. It is a failing 
of politicians and bosses to imagine that any temporary 
power they possess over legislative bodies is eternal 
and impregnable, but there has never been a time yet 
when the people became thoroughly aroused over a 
matter that they did not assert their sway and make 
short shrifts of anything that was obnoxious to them. 
From ono end of this city to another a majority of the 
wholesale and retail merchants and business men, pro- 
fessional men and heads of families are beginning to 
express opposition to continuous racing. They are not 
in open opposition and will probably not be so long as 
the race track people "pursue the even tenor of their 
way," but if the Boards of Supervisors and the Legis- 
lature are appealed to. by racing people to legislate on 
racing matters, it is a moral certainty that the people 
will become excited and arousod and demand that 
legislation be in their behalf and not in that of the 
racing class. When that time comes the tracks might 
just as well closo their gaits or the public will see that 
it is done. Old Ban Franklin said that "a mob is a 
very large animal with many heads but no brains," 
and in all probability the mass of the people, if excited 
would demand a racing law, as they did in New Jersey, 
that is entirely unreasonable. But that is a condition 
that would confront the magnates and the finest spun 
theory of inalienable rights will not prevail against it. 

WE PUBLISH this week an interesting: article on 
the Hackney horse from the pen of Mr. JVero 
Shaw who Ls recognized English authority on this breed 
of horses. The article appeared originally in the 
London Live Stock Journal. Accompanying it is a 
half tone engraving of the stallion Hedon Squire that 
captured the championship prize at the recent Paris 
Exposition for the best light horse of any breed, 
thoroughbreds excepted. This stallion is by Rufus 
1343, sire of Mr. John Parrott's well known Hackney 
Green's Rufus, and bred like him on the dam's side as 
Hedon Squire's dam is by Fireaway, while the second 
dam of Mr. Parrott's horse is also by Fireaway. 

The Directors of Agricultural District No. 40, Yolo 
county, are alive and energetic. After giving the best 
county fair held in the State last year they desire to 
do even better in 1901. At a meeting of the board 
this week a committee was appointed to go to Sacra- 
mento and ask the Legislature to increase the appro- 
priation made to the district. On the showing made 
last year Yolo is certainly entitled to an increase. 

Dangers of Firing Iron. 

"Veritas" in Trotter and Pacer. 

The chemists and self styled professors who com- 
pound counter irritants will tell you that blisters can 
be made to do the work of firing on bad legs and joints, 
but blistering has no effect what ever in producing 
pressure upon the parts beneath, while every practical 
horse man knows that Stonebenge is right, when he 
states that "The purpose for which the heated iron i 8 
employed is twofold; first to produce immediate 
counter-irritation, by which the previous inllamation 
is reduced; and secondly, to cause the formation of a 
tight compress over the part, which lasts for months. 
The blemish which it leaves, and the pain which it oc. 
casions both during and after the application of the 
irons, should cause it to be avoided when an equally 
useful substitute can be employed, but, unfortunately, 
there are many other cases where it stands without a 
rival, as being at once the safest and most efficient 
remedy which can b° adopted." From firing ringbone 
and cauterizing cases of deep seated thrush we acquire 
some practical knowledge in using the irons; but, in 
bad cases of strained tendons where the mischief is 
great, a master hand must hold the firing iron to draw 
the lines evenly over the skin, making just the proper 
pressure which is required to burn to the requisite 
depth. Then the lines will heal without any sloughs, 
which result from irregular or excessive pressure. 

The great three year old running horse Lieut. Gib- 
son, who won the Kentucky Derby last spring, in 2:0GJ, 
the race being one mile and a quarter, died recently at 
Washington Park, Chicago, from the effects of being 
fired last summer, the operation having been done 
badly and the subsequent unscientific treatment was 
even worse. He was fired in both forelegs to help his 
bowed tendons which gave way shortly after his race 
in the American Derby at Washington Park. The 
quack who performed the operation followed it with 
liberal applications of vaseline to the seared legs, and 
this had the effect of keeping the resultant fever con- 
fined, and later it extended to the entire system of the 
colt. His forward legs became practically useless, and 
when he would try to rise on them they would give 
way and the handsome thoroughbred, by this time a 
physical wreck, would pitch forward helplessly. This 
continued for months, until at last outraged nature 
could no longer stand the strains, and Lieutenant Gib- 
son died, fighting to tho last for his life. His owner, 
Charles H. Smith of Chicago, refused an offer of $20,- 

000 for him just before he began racing last spring. 
About the same time that Lieut. Gibson broke down, 
His Excellency, a colt that Mr. Smith bought for $8000, 
also went wrong, and was subjected to tho same treat- 
ment. At the time the weather was insufferably hot 
in Chicago, and His Excellency, after enduring agony 
for a week or more from the action of the firing iron, 
died in his stall. Beware of the firing iron in ignorant 
and barbarous hands. 

"1 won't attempt to say whether it is sentiment or 
fashion, but from some cause or other there is more 
inquiry for long-tailed carriage horses than there was 
a year or two ago," remarked a prominent New York 
dealer. "Some of the highest priced horses we have 
sold this winter havo been long-tailed steppers, and 
some of the best ones now in our coach horse depart- 
ment have never been docked. For a rockaway, or 
station wagon, or a runabout, or any other light trap 

1 think the long tail is certainly to be preferred. It is 
more in keeping with the style of carriage like the 
rockaway, for one thing, and for another thing, it 
affords better protection to the driver in a runabout 
from Hying gravel and dirt. I wouldn't recommend a 
long-tailed horse for a spider pha.'ton or a spicy gig, or 
any other sporting vehicle of that sort, but I like to 
see a long-tailed horse in a landau, or broughman, or a 
berlin coach or any heavy carriage. 

It is said that when William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., 
starts to cross the Thirty-fourth street ferry on his 
automobile, the news is telephoned to Long Island, 
and the farmers have a scramble to get in the way of 
tho Hying machine and have their horses killed; $05 to 
$100 is the price paid by the young millionaire for 
tlie animals he slaughters, while their value, only for 
glue, is $5 or $6. It has been carefully estimated that 
his trips on the Island road costs him an average of 
nearly $00 a mile. 

It had been the intention of Mr. H. K. Devereux to 
enter John A. McKerron in the Charter Oak and 
Transylvania Stakes this year, but the 2:10 rocord bars 
him in those events, and he will be used for matinee 
purposes only. 

It is now said that Prince Alert 2:02 will not be sold 
at auction, but will be campaigned again next year by 
his owner, James Hanley of Providence, who predicts 
that the hobbled gelding will pace in 2:00. 

The government agents of Great Britain have been 
instructed to purchase the cavalry remounts for the 
use of tho troops when they return to England at the 
Union Stock yards in Chicago. 

January 26, 1901] 


Coming Events. 

Feb. 22— Grand open-to all blue rock tournament. Ingleside. 

March 10, 1901— Empire Gun Club. Merchandise Shoot. Blue 
Rocks. Alameda Point. 

April 1, 2, 3, 4, 5— Ninth Annual Grand American Handicap 
Tournament. Live birds. Interstate Association. Interstate 
Park. Queens, L. I. 

Game Laws and Game Law Tinkering. Pro- 
posed Legislation has not the Support 
of Sportsmen. 

By the introduction of the Laird bill, so called, the 
preliminary labor, expense and preparation, in the in- 
terest of game protection, of a representative body of 
sportsmen and citizens of this State has been arbitrar- 
ily and without authority wasted and nullified. A 
reflection has been cast upon the intelligence and 
integrity of purpose of the gentlemen who were 
selected to suggest proposed necessary changes in the 
law by reason of their thorough acquaintance with the 
subject and abilities to present proper and equitable 
changes in the present fish and game law. 

The bill introduced has not the sanction nor endorse- 
ment of the recent game convention, nor do we believe 
it has that of the California Game and Fish Protective 
Association, notwithstanding the prestige given the 
measure by the presence in Sacramento and zealous 
missionary work of the distinguished President of the 
association. This individual, it is claimed, is respon- 
sible for the introduction of legislation radically differ- 
ent from that agreed upon and for which he was one 
of a committee instructed and intrusted with authority 
to bring same before the Legislature. Why the changes 
have been made and why the respective committees 
from two organizations did not carry out instructions 
is not known to the large majority of those interested. 
This change and divergence from agreed plans has 
aroused the indignation and disgust of many sportsmen 
as well as those who were sidetracked in their efforts 
for a change in the game law. In consequence of this 
assumption of individual authority, two of the vice- 
presidents of the association, both gentlemen and prom- 
inent sportsmen, have resigned from the organization. 

One feature of the Laird bill was thoroughly dis- 
cussed during the convention last May. H. T. Payne 
was the principal advocate for the prohibition of the 
sale of game. Hon. C. M. Belshaw, Judge S. C. St. 
John, Senator Charles M. Shortrideg and other in- 
telligent and discriminating members present argued 
the matter thoroughly. This clause is particularly 
obnoxious to the citizen and taxpayer, if not to the 
majority of sportsmen of this State. The anti-market 
faction was snowed under in the convention by a vote 
of 33 to 8. The protective association would not en- 
dorse this feature either, so far as its sentiment is 
known to date. Having already signally failed 
twice, how the apostle of game protection expects now, 
to force through a hostile legislature this measure is a 
problem beyond ordinary ken. 

Other important features in game protection have 
been ignored: night-shooting, netting and trapping of 
wild ducks or other feathered game, the use of large 
bore guns or gun devices of four or more barrels 
(possibly a chance for litigation on this subject was 
not acceptable, for the reason that a recent decision of 
the U. S. Circuit Court might be eventually attacked 
and perchance be overruled). Why the unterrified 
apostle of game protection has overlooked the forego- 
ing and the several other important matters which 
will appear by a comparison of the two bills is a ques- 
tion he alone can answer and it will be a difficult task 
for one who has " spent his whole life in the interest of 
game protection" and the preservation of a "valuable 
food supply." 

Just prior to the introduction of the Laird bill, pam- 
phlet copies of the original proposed changes were 
mailed to many persons. The interior press, believing 
that the copies were sent in good faith, published and 
generally endorsed portions of the proposed bill. This 
looks like a pettifogging piece of chicanery intended 
to mislead the public. 

The introduction of the Game Commission and Game 
Warden matter — emanating from the trio of game 
protectionists — is awaited with considerable curiosity. 
That the original committee of three may be emulating 
those famous philanthrophists, "Quirk, Gammon and 
Snap," and are laying low on this subject is suspected. 
The joker (in italics), which is shown in subdivision O 
of the Laird bill, suggests one of the tentacles of tho 

The following brief history of the subject may be 

Last May the Board of Fish Commissioners issued a 
call to representative sportsmen and also to representa- 
tive citizens who were not sportsmen inviting their 
attendance at a convention to be held in this city, the 
object being to obtain their views as to necessary and 
proper legislation for the protection of game and fish. 
The individuals responsible for this movemont, a com- 
mitte composed of H. T. Payne, C. W. Hibbard and Dr. 
A. M. Barker (in the interest of game protection?) had 
previously requested Governor Gage to issue a call for a 
game convention, its membership to be composed of 
twenty delegates at large and two delegates, appointed 
by the supervisors, from each county in the State. The 
Governor declined to act as desired, but with a courteous 
recognition of the purposes for which the Fish Com- 
mission had been created, suggested that the matter 
be placed with the Commissioners, who wore more 
conversant with the situation. After some demur the 
Governor's advice was followed and the Board of Fish 
Commissioners were formally requested to take charge 
of whaj has subsequently developed into an ex parte 
game protection scheme, which is neither of practical 
benefit to the taxpayer, the sportsman nor the citizen. 

In pursuance to the call of the Commissioners the 
convention met in this city on May 21th, 25th and 2(ith 
and was attended by a representative membership of 
gentlemen from the length and breadth of this State, 
many of whom came hundreds of miles, paying their 
own expenses, to attend tho meeting. 

The officers of the convention were Hon. J. W. 
Hughes of Sacramonto, President; A. D. Jordan, of 
San Diego, Vice-President and Andrew Ferguson of 
Fresno, Secretary. 

The convention labored intelligently and earnestly 
for three days and two nights, carefully and thor- 
oughly going every proposed measure submitted. 

A committee of fifteen composed of: Hon. J. T. 
Sherwood of Marysville, Chairman; M. C. Allen of San 
Francisco, Dr. A. M. Barker of San Jose, Dr. W. E. 
Cook of Eureka, Prof. L. Loomis, Academy of Sciences, 
Col. G. C. Edwards of Berkeley, W. C. Kennedy of 
Fresno, F. G. Sanborn of Santa Clara, E. C. Tallant of 
Santa Barbara, E. E. Maxwell of Sacramento, Dr. I. 
W. Hayes of Grass Valley, W. H. Lyons of Sutter, 
Dr. W. Wood of Sacramento, H. T. Payne of San 
Francisco and John H. Schumacher of Los Angeles, 
prepared, after much further deliberation and careful 
study of the subject under discussion by tho conven- 
tion, the proposed bill, of which the following, amend- 
ing Section (526 of the Penal Code, is a synopsis: 

1— Wild same and flsh the property of tho people in their sov- 
ereign capacity. 

2— Open season for quail, November 1 to February 1. 

3— Open season for black brant, ducks, rail, English snipe, ibis, 
curlew or plover — Three consecutive months between October 1 and 
March 1 which may be designated by Boards of Supervisors. 
Should no designation be made in a county, the open season in 
that county to be from November 1 to February 1. 

4— Doves and wild pigeons— Any five consecutive months which a 
Board of Supervisors may designate between June 1 and January 
1. If no designation is made, the open season to be from August 1 
to January 1. 

5 — Grouse, partridge or sage hens— September 1 to November 1, 
sale prohibited. 

fi— Protection to be given to all song and insectiverous birds, 
their nests and eggs, except English sparrows, all geese except 
black brant, swan, sandhill crane, blue jay, meadow lark, linnet, 
eagle, hawk, crow, raven and blackbird. 

7 — Mongolian pheasant, Eastern or bob white quail, Asiatic or 
Chinese quail— Season to be closed indefinitely. 

8 — Individual limit on bags— Ducks, quail, snipe, curlew or ibis, 
twenty-five birds a day, rail, twenty; doves, forty; black or sea 
brant, eight birds a day. 

9— Does, fawn, antelope, elk and mountain sheep protected in- 

10— Deer— Bucks, open season, during any two consecutive months 
between July 1 and December 1. If Supervisors,! ailed to designate, 
the season to be July 15 to September 15. 

11— Gray and tree squirrels, open season, September 1 to Novem- 
ber 1. 

12— Traffic in deer hides prohibited. 

13— Three deer the individual limit during the open season. 

14 — Prohibiting the running of deer in close season by hounds or 
other dogs at large. 

15— Prohibiting sale and cold storage of game in close season. 

16— Prohibiting the use of horse, bull, mule, steer, etc., or animal 
blind device in hunting wild game. 

17— Night shooting of wild game prohibited. 

18 — Clause in favor of possession of game at any time, under cer- 
tain conditions, for propagation or scientific purposes. 

19— Fines for violation of law— $25 minimum, $500 maximum. Im- 
prisonment, twenty to one hundred and fifty days. Or both fine and 

20— One-half of fines imposed to go into State fund for game pro- 
tection, the other half it was proposed to pay over to the informer. 

21— Disbursal of moneys received for fines, payment of wardens, 
etc., by Fish and Game Commission. 

Section 327 of the Penal Code, proposed amendments 
were as follows: 

1— Prohibiting the use of larger than 10 bore guns and also cer- 
tain devices or combinations of gunbarrels by which several bar- 
rels can be discharged at once at wild game. 

2— Trespassing by the hunter or angler prohibited, a section de- 
fining the method of posting forbidden ground. 

3 — Prohibiting common carriers carrying game out of the State. 

4— Regulating shipment and receipt of limit .number of game 
birds by common carriers and sportsmen. 

Propossd Section 631 of the Penal Code prohibited 
the taking, killing or destroying by the use of any net, 
pound, cage, trap or set line of any kind of feathered 
wild game. 

Under another section of the proposed law all peace 
officers of the State were to be made ex officio game 
wardens, penalties being prescribed for non-enforce- 
ment of the game law by such officers. 

The fish law had but few proposed changes. The 
open season for trout confines' as before — April 1st to 
November 1st. Sale of trout under one pound weight 
was forbidden. Steelheads may be caught in tide 
water only during the close season of trout in fresh 
water. Appointment of county game wardens by 
Boards of Supervisors was to be made compulsory. 

A resolution was also submitted by the committee of 
fifteen, suggesting that a Game Committee would be 
beneficial and that the office of State Game Warden be 
created by the Legislature and the necessary appro- 
priation made to equip the said office, etc., "and give 
to the game of the State a protection commensurato 
with its importance and value as a food supply. 

The proposed bill, as accepted by tho convention was 
left with a legislative committee consisting of Hon. J. 
W. Hughes of Sacramento, Chairman; A. D. Jordan of 
San Diego, S. C. St. John of Fresno, J. K. Orr of Oak- 
land, H. T. Payne of San Francisco, Dr. W. E. Cook 
of Eureka and T. J. Sherwood of Marysville, which 
committee were empowered to shape tho various sec- 
tions of tho bill so that whon presented to tho legislat- 
ors it would bo in legal form. 

Upon the closing of the important labors of tho 
game convention tho California Gamo and Fish Pro- 
tective Association was organized with a membership 
of some thirty odd of the seventy-four gentlemen in at- 
tendance. H. T. Payno was elected President and is 
responsible for tho statement that "the most import- 
ant featuro of the threodays session was tho organiza- 
tion of tho protective association." 

This association at its annual meeting held in this 
city on December 11th by resolution, unanimously en- 
dorsed tho proposed gamo bill. A legislative committoo 
was appointed consisting of Hon. J. W. Hughes, Chair- 
man; Hon. C. M. Belshaw, W. W. Van Arsdale, Dr. A. 
M. Barker, Hon. S. C. St. John, Fish Commissioner 
H. M. Keller and Goo. B. Koop, which Committoo were 
instructed to urge the passage of the proposed gamo 

Tho game bill introduced by Senator Laird amends 
Section 626 of tho Penal Code and makes radical 
changes from the proposed legislation, all of which is 
embodied into one new section, subdivided, and a viola- 
tion of each count is made a misdemeanor. A synopsis 
of the new section submitted is as follows: 

A— Doves, open season, July 1 to February 1. 

B- Mountain quail, grouse or sage hen, open season, September 
1 to November 1. 

C— Nests and eggs of wild birds mentioned in this section pro- 

D— English or Mongolian pheasants, bob white, Eastern or 
Chinese quail, English partridge or any imported game birds pro- 
tected indefinitely. 

E— Limit on the individual. bag per day: quail, partridge, snipe, 
curlew, ibis, twenty-five birds: doves and wild ducks, fifty; rails, 
twenty: black or sea brant, eight. 

F— Prohibits taking, destroying or possessing does, fawn, ante- 
lope, elk or mountain sheep. 

G— Prohibits hunting, taking, etc., or having in possession any 
male deer or deer meat between October 1 and August 1 following, 
whether procured in this State or shipped from without. 

H— Gray or any tree squirrel, open season August 1 to February 1. 

I— Traffic in deer hides prohibited. 

J— Individual limit of three deer during the open soason. 
K— Prohibits the running of deer by hounds or other dogs, during 
close season. 

L— Prohibits purchase or sate of feathered wild game by market 
men, hotels, restaurants, cold storage company or other persons. 

M— Reservation for scientific purposes or taking alive for propa- 

N — Penalties for violation, a fine of $50 to $500 or imprisonment 
from fifty to one hundred and fifty days— or both fine and imprison- 

O— Half of all fines collected to go to informer. All moneys from 
fines paid into the State Treasury shall be set aside and known as 
a game preservation fund, and other expenses connected with tho 
preservation of game of the State. 

11 KENNEL. 1 

Pacific C oast Fiel d Trials. 

[Special Report by Albert Betz.] 
The eighteenth annual trials of the Pacific Coast 
Field Trials Club was held at North Island, Coronado 
Beach, beginning Monday morning, January 14, 1901, 
and were completed on tho afternoon of Thursday, tho 
17th inst. Four stakes were run: The Derby, having 
eighteen starters, a larger number than for many 
years, and but once equalled in the history of the club. 
The All- Age, with |eleven starters; the Members' Stake, 
with six starters, and the Champion Stake with two 
starters. The Derby purse was $500; fifty per cent, to 
the winner, thirty per cent, to second and twenty per 
cent, to third. The All-Age purse was $250, divided 
in the same manner as the Derby. 

Mr. Thomas Johnson, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, who 
so satisfactorily filled the position of judge at the 
Bakersfield trials last year, was again invited by the 
club to officiate in the saddle at these trials. Mr. John- 
son was assisted during the running of the trials by 
Judge C. N.Post,of Sacramento, and J. H.Schumacher, 
of Los Angeles. At the meeting of the club held on the 
13th inst., attention was called to the fact that many 
parts of the trial grounds were rather densely covered 
with a growth of brush; in view of this condition it 
was deemed advisable to appoint two additional judges; 
the gentlemen above mentioned were then selected to 
act in conjunction with Judge Johnson. The decisions 
of the judges gave general satisfaction, the only com- 
ment heard during the trials was a questionable criti- 
cism made in regard to the placing of Maggie F., third 
in the Derby, over Clipper W., of whom much had 
been expected, in view of his performances at the 
Northern trials. He failed to come up to expectations, 
however, and his poor work in his first two heats 
clearly justified his being unplaced. Maggie F., while 
not as brilliant a worker as those taking first and sec- 
ond, nevertheless did some good work whenever down. 
Clipper was practically out of the race after his first 
two heats and his work in the third was not sufficient 
to fully redeem himself for his former bad showing. 
Tho decision awarding Maggie F. third was generally 
conceded to be a correct one. 

The performance of Lady and Peach Blossom, win- 
ners of first and second in the Derby, respectively, in 
the opinion of Judge Johnson, is not often surpassed, 
and he believes that they will rank with any two 
puppies in the country. Thoy go with great speed, 
range widely, hunt diligently, and have a merry way 
of going. Their points are snappy and positive; they 
are staunch and full of style. There was little differ- 
ence between thorn, except that Lady had the better 
of tho point work on the first day. All three of the 
Derby winners wore sired by the justly celebrated pro- 
ducing sire, Ch. Count Gladstone IV., Lady and Peach 
Blossom being litter sisters. The work of this pair 
was consistent throughout tho trials as was proved by 
their wins in tho All-Age stake, although in reversed 

By reason of the extreme heat and the unfavorable 
conditions but little bird work was done on the open- 
ing day of tho trials. Many birds wero flushed but 
soomed to emit no scent, the dogs being unablo to 
locate them. The days following saw bottor weather 
conditions and as tho trials progressed tho work of tho 
dogs greatly improved, and toward the latter end of 
tho trials the performance of tho dogs was all that 
could bo dosirod. The trials wore in all respects suc- 
cessful, and wero attended by a large number of tho 
club members and visiting sportsmen. Many of the 
guests of tho Hotel del Coronado were also in daily 

Tho trial grounds, while having a plentiful supply of 
birds, could bo greatly improved in other respects. 
Heavy clumps of high brush prevent tho dogs being 
seen to the best advantage, and also interfere with 
their work. Mr. E. S. Babcock, manager of the hotel 
has agreed, if the Club again desires to hold its trials 
on North Island, to remove all high brush, and also 
make available for trial purposes large areas of bare 
ground which this year could not be utilized. This 
would practically give double the spaco of ground 
gone over this year. Theso improvements and the 
many other conveniences, hotel accomodations, livery 
facilities, etc., to say nothing of the great advantage 
ottered by roason of'tho close proximity of tho grounds 
to tho hotel, would mako this location for the running 
of fiold trials superior to any place in the country. Mr. 
Babcock spared neither time nor expense in mak- 
ing everyone comfortable who attended the trials and 


[January 26. 1901 

won the highest encomiums from both club members 
and visitors for the enjoyable resources at their com- 
mand during tho we3k of the trials, 

The annual meeting of the Club was held on the 
evening of Tuesday, January loth, and the following 
officers were re-elected, viz: W. S. Tevis, President; J. 

E. Terry, First Vice-President; W. W. Van Arsdale, 
Second Vice President; Albert Betz, Secretary-Treas- 
urer; Executive Committee, C. N. Post, J. M. Kilgarif, 
C. E. Worden, J. H. Schumacher, H. W. Keller. 

The meeting was an enthusiastic one and was the 
largest in point of attendance that the Club has ever 
known. It was determined to run the next trials dur- 
ing the second week of January, 1902, the place of 
holding the trials to be decided upon later by the 
Executive Committee. The order of running the 
event9 will be: Members Stake, the Derby, All-Age 
and Champion Stakes. 

In all probability, if Mr. Babcock places the grounds 
in condition such as to meet the approval of the Com- 
mittee, the next trials will again be held at North 
Island. It is contemplated to have the grounds in- 
spected by a committee sometime during next No- 

The following named gentlemen were proposed for 
and elected to membership: E. S. Babcock, Graham E. 
Babcock and W. F. Newlands, Coronado, L. T. Moore, 
Dr. F. J. Ba.nes, Phil H. Tyler and N. D. Nicholls, San 

The following ladies and gentlemen were noted 
among those in attendance at tho trials: Mr. and Mrs. 
W. S. Tevis and children, Lloyd Tevis of Bakersfield; 
W. W. Van Arsdale and party, Mrs. and Miss Flett, 
Mr. and Mrs. Horace B. Chase', Mr. and Mrs. Mount- 
ford S. Wilson; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. E. Terry, Judge 
Chas. N. Post, E. C. Weinrich of Sacramento, Mr. 
and Mrs. J. S. Dunham of Stockton, W. A. Cutler of 
Oakland, Fish Commissioner EL W. Keller of Santa 
Monica, F. W. Emery of Buena Park, A. Marquiss of 
Surbank, Captain Jake Sedam of Denver, W. H. 
Dupee and Mr. Spaulding of Chicago, Mr. Blair and B. 

F. Gordon of New York, B. K. Benchley of Fullerton, 
J. B. Stoddard, the well known trainer now of Pala, 
San Diego county; R. M. Dodge, manager of Stockdale 
Kennels, Bakersfield; John E. Lucas, of Mount View 
Kennels, Marin county; W. B. Coutts, Kenwood, 
Sonoma county; Fred Coutts, Gordon Coutts; Mr. 
Babcock of McCloud, Siskisou county; John Schu- 
macher, Frank Schumacher, John Hauerwaas, Col- 
lector J. C. Klein; E. S. Babcock, Graham E. Babcock, 
Coronado; W. G. Newlands, L. S. Moore, Dr. F. J. 
Barnes, Phil H. Tyler. N. D. Nicholls. Mr. and .Mrs. B. 
F. Naylor, San Diego; Capt. A. C. Jones; Major Hess, 
U. S. A.; James M. Kilgarif, Armand DeCourtioux, 
Lester Kilgarif, Albert Betz, P. D. Linville, Frank 
Maskey, J. W. Flynn, Chas. K. Harley, H. T. Payne, 
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Hibbard of San Francisco; Thomas 
Johnson, Winnipeg, Man., Mr. Dixon, J. H. Smith, J. 
F. Holbrook, Tony Bright, Tod Sloan, Andrew Jack- 
son, Mr and Mrs.Waltor Patton, Mr. and Mrs. Phil 
Daly, Jr. 


The draw for the Derby was held on Sunday even- 
ing, January 13th; eighteen entries paid the starting 
fee, the order of running was as follows: 

Tod Sloan's Pointer dog Prince with Clinton E. 
Worden's Pointer bitch Pearl's Jingle. 

Stockdale Kennels' Pointer bitch Jacqcuba with Dr. 
C. E. Wilson's English Setter dog Clipper W. 

W. W. Van Arsdale's English Setter dog Count's 
Mark with George Wilcox's English Setter dog Stam- 

Jos. E. Terry's English Setter bitch Lady with H. 
S. Peach's Pointer dog Doctor Daniels. 

T. J. A. Tiedeman's English Settor bitch Northern 
Huntress with P. D. Linville's English Setter bitch 
Maggie F. 

Clinton E. Worden's Pointer dog Doc with R. P. 
Schwerin's English Setter dog Peach Stone. 

Stockdale Kennels' Pointer dog Sam's Bow with Jos. 
Singers' English Setter dog Lemon Ears. 

S. Christenson's English Setter dog Joe Cumming's 
Boy with Stockdale Kennels' Pointer bitch Petronella. 

W. W. Van Arsdale,s English setter bitch Poach 
Blossom with Stockdale Kennels' Pointer dog Cuba's 

MONDAY, January 14th— Tho morning was very 
warm and the weather continued oppressively hot 
throughout the day, not a breath of air stirring 
made conditions for bird work poor. 

Prince-Pearl's Jingle — The first brace was cast off 
at 8:15 A. m. Tod Sloan's Pointer dog Prince was 
handled by W. B. Coutts and Clinton E. Worden's 
Pointer bitch Pearl's Jingle was in charge of handler 
John E. Lucas. Very little was done in this heat. 
Conditions were not favorable. Jingle showed the best 
speed, had better range and was the most industrious. 
She made a point on a running bird and was backed 
by Prince. Princo also pointed, but nothing was 
found. The brace was ordered up at 8:50. 

Jarqcuba-t .'lipprr W. — At 9 o'clock, the next brace, 
Stockdale Kennels' Pointer bitch Jacqcuba, handled by 
R. M. Dodge, and 'Dr. C. E. Wilson's English Setter 
Clipper W., Coutts handler, were cast off. Clipper 
had the best speed and style. No bird work was 
done by either dog. Jacqcuba pointed, but no bird 
was found. They were ordered up at 9:35. 

Count's Mark-Stamford — This pair went down at 
9:45. W. W. Van Arsdale's English Setter Count's 
Mark was handled by Mr. Babcock, of McCloud. 
George Wilcox's English Setter Stamford was handled 
by Mr. Katze. More point work was done in this heat 
than in either of the preceding heats. Count's Mark 
pointed and was steady. This point was followed by 
four more in rapid succession — good steady points. 
He was the best on birds and worked fast, but was 
poor on range. Stamford made one point. His range 
was poor and he showed but little speed. Ordered up 
at 10:15. 

Lady-Doctor Daniels — Put down at 10:20. Joe 
Terry's English Setter bitch Lady, handled by Coutts, 
and H. E. Peach's English Setter Doctor Daniels, 
handled by Babcock. This was one of the best heats of 
the day. Lady madelone point, then a covey point, and 
was steady. She was very fast and stylish and ranged 

well. She has a very cheerful and merry way of going 
and her bird work is snappy. Doctor Daniels made two 
good points, being steady. He also is fast and ranged 
well, but the heat was Lady's. The pair were ordered 
up at 10:50. 

Northern Huntress-Maggie F. — This pair was cast 
off at 10:55. Huntress, T. J. A. Tiedeman's English 
Setter, handled by Lucas, and the English Setter bitch 
Maggie F., handled by her owner, P. D. Linville. 
Huntress soon pointed; no bird was found, however. 
Then Huntress chased a rabbit across a largo field and 
had to be brought back. She had the best pace and 
range, but did no bird work and was not under good 
control. Maggie showed better nose, making two 
points, though somewhat unsteady. The brace was 
taken up at 11:30. 

Doc-Peach Stone — At 11:35 the next brace was put 
down, Clinton E. Worden's Pointer dog Doc, handled 
by Dodge, and Babcock handling R. P. Schwerin's 
English Setter dog Peach Stone. This was a very poor 
heat. Doc pointed a rabbit. He was fast and ranged 
better than Poach Stone. No work, however, was done 
by either dog. They were ordered up at 12:05, and 
work was suspended for luncheon. 

Bow's Son-Lemon Ears — The first brace cast off 
after lunch wont down at 1:30. Joseph Singer's Eng- 
lish Setter dog Lemon Ears, handled by Katze, pointed 
a rabbit, he made another point in heavy brush but 
left it. Stockdale Kennels' Pointer dog Bow's Son, 
handled by Dodge, made an indifferent point and fol- 
lowed with another, somewhat better. Bow's Son was 
much the better dog in pace and range. Both chased. 
The pair were taken up at 2:00 P. M. 

Joe Cumming's Boy-Petronella — This pair followed 
at 2:05. Coutts handled S. Christenson's English 
Setter dog Joe Cumming's Boy, Dodge looking after 
Stockdale Kennels' Pointer bitch Petronella. Both 
dogs ran over birds. Petronella is a very speedy and 
stylish goer. She stayed out best and covered her 
ground well. Her bird work was poor. It is but just, 
however, to state that she was suffering from an ulcer- 
ated throat. Cumming's Boy showed that he was a 
dog of fine style and action. He had but recently 
recovered from a severe spell of sickness. The brace 
was taken up at 2:35. 

Peach Blossom-Cuba's Zep — This pair finished tho 
last heat of the first series. They went down at 2:40 
and were ordered up at 3:10. Both dogs were fast, 
stylish and had splendid range. Stockdale Kennels' 
Pointer dog Cuba's Zep being handled by Dodge, whilst 
Babcock handled Van Arsdale's English Setter bitch 
Peach Blossom. Zep came to a point then pointed 
again and was steady to shot. Blossom proved herself 
a splendid, fast going one but did no bird work during 
the heat. The honors of the heat fell to Zep. 


After a consultation among tho judges it was decided 
to give all the dogs a second trial. The dogs were run 
in tho order following, the first brace of the second 
series was put down at 3:32 P. M. 

Prince-Jacqcuba — Under the same handlers. This 
was a poor heat and no work whatever was done. 
Prince raised birds and was steady to wing. They 
were taken up at 3:45, after being down thirteen 

Pearl's Jingle-Clipper W. — This pair went down at 
3:50. Clipper was fast and showed the best range, 
covering his ground in good style, but did poor work 
on birds. Jingle also is fast. No bird work was done. 
They were ordered up ot 4 p. M. after ten minutes run- 

Count's Mark-Lady— Down at 4:04. Lady showed 
the same dash and style as she did in the first heat. 
Lady was the first to find and point, then she made 
another point. She was much the best dog on bird 
work, being very snappy on her points. Count's Mark 
showed the same lack of range as he did during the 
morning heat, but had good style. Lady had the 
better of the heat. The brace was taken up at 4:21. 

Stamford-Doctor Daniels — Cast off at 4:25. Nothing 
was done in this heat by either dog, though both had 
several opportunities to work. Doctor Daniels showed 
best during tho heat in range and style, but did not 
equal his work of the morning. Ordered up at 4:47. 

Northern Huntress-Peach Stone — This was tho last 
brace run during the day, and was put down at 4:50. 
Both dogs seemed unable to locate birds though some 
were flushed. Peach Stone ran over birds and was in- 
clined to chase. Huntress was speedy and ranged well 
but did no bird work. They were taken up at 

.".llll I'. M. 

In tho evening there was promise of better weather 
conditions for the following day, and this prediction 
was verified by a heavy fog coming up, thus insuring a 
cooler and more comfortable temperature. 

TUESDAY, January 15. — The morning was foggy 
and cooler, the first pair cast off in continuation of the 
second series went down at 8:05 A. M. 

Maggie F.-Doc — The dogs found no birds and 
none were flushed. Neither dog showed much speed 
or range. Maggie having a shade the best of the heat 
by working her ground more thoroughly than Doc. 
They were taken up at 8:20. 

Bow's Son-Joe Cumming's Boy — Put down at 8:30. 
Both dogs behaved badly on birds. Many birds were 
seen but no points were secured by either dog. Cum- 
ming's Boy came in to his handler too often. Up 
at 8:50. 

Peach Blossom-Petronella — Cast off at 8:55. The 
pair showed splendid going, but they were deficient on 
bird work. Blossom hunted well as did Petronella, 
though neither located birds. Ordered up at 9:15. 

Cuba's Zep-Lemon Ears — This brace was put down 
at 9:21 to an unsatisfactory heat. Zep was the better 
in pace and range. No bird work by either. Lemon 
Ears pointed, but the bird was not found. They were 
taken up 9:35. This heat ended the second series. 


Maggie F.-Lady — Down at 10:05. Maggie was the 
first to point and Lady honored the point. Lady then 
pointed twice in fine style and was steady. Lady again 
pointed, but no bird was found. Maggie again pointed 
and was a bit unsteady. Lady was the best in pace, 
range and style. Ordered up at 10:30. 

Doctor Daniels-Bow's Son— Down at 10:35. Nothing 
was done by either dog, during this heat, on birds and 
the heat was an unsatisfactory one. Up at 11:07. 

Count's Mark-Cuba's Zep— Put down at 11:13. Both 
dogs pointed in this heat, evidently on running birds, 
as none were located or flushed. Zep left the ground 
on which birds had been seen. Zep's range work was 
the best. They were taken up at 11:57. 

Peach Blossom-Northern Huntress— Down at 11:58. 
Huntress was the first to locate and made a point on 
a single; she was inclined to chase. Blossom made 
two points in this heat and had apparently the better 
of it. Both are good speedy dogs and good rangers. 
This was the last brace down before lunch. A breeze 
having sprung up, prospects were good for better work 
during the afternoon. 

Clipper W.-Petronella— Cast off at 1 :30, were the 
first brace put down after lunch. Clipper soon after 
being down ran into birds and pointed, being backed 
by Petronella. Both were steady to shot. Clipper 
roaded and pointed. Petronella refusing to back, went 
on and pointod a bird that flushed. Clipper next 
pointed a small covey, and was backed by Petronella. 
Clipper made five points in this heat, and' partially re- 
deemed himself for poor work done in former heats, 
though his bird work did not have the snap and vim 
shown by other Derby dogs. Up at 2:20. 

The weather conditions were now much improved, 
and the afternoon's work was of splendid character. 


Maggie F. -Poach Blossom — Down at 2:25. Maggie 
made two fine points in this heat, Blossom backing 
one. Blossom also made two stylish snappy points and 
was steady. Again she made a good point. Maggie 
was a trifle unsteady to shot. The heat was an excel- 
lent exhibition of bird work. Blossom showed best 
range and speed. Up at 2:32. 

Lady-Peach Blossom — Cast off at 2:38. This brace 
was down for a few minutes only. Lady soon pointed 
and Blossom backed. Both were steady. The range, 
speed and style of both was excellent and their work 
was of a snappy character, full of vim. 

This concluded the Derby, the judges agreeing upon 
the winners which are noted in the summary following: 


North Island, Coronado Beach, San Diego, Cal., 
January 14, 15, 1901.— Pacific Coast Field Trial Club's 
eighteenth annual trials. The Derby — For Pointers 
and Setters whelped on or after January 1, 1899. 
Entrance $10, $10 additional to start. Thirty-six nomi- 
nations, eighteen starters, eight Pointers, ten Setters. 
Purse $500. $250 to first, $150 to second, $100 to third. 

Cl!nton E. Worden's (San Francisco) liver and white Pointer 
bitch Pearl's Jingle (Young Jingo-Pearl's Dot II.) whelped August 

fi, 1899, bred by George E. Gray, Appletou, Minn. with Tod 

Sloan's imported liver and white Pointer dog Prince (Wisdom- 
Whisper) whelped December 16, 1899. 

Stockdale Kennels' (Bakersfield) liver and white ticked Pointer 
bitch Jacqcuba (Cuba or Kenwood-Jacquina) whelped July 18, 

1808 with Dr. 0. E. Wilson's (Elko, Nov.) black, white and 

tan English Setter dog Clipper W. (Marie's Sport-Isabelle Maid), 
whelped April 1, 1899, bred by H. B. Ledbetter, Farmington, Mo. 

W. W. Van Arsdale's black, white and tan Euglish Setter dog 
Count's Mark (Ch. Count Gladstone IV.-Peaeh Mark), whelped 
March 2, 1899, bred by W. W. Van Arsdale with George Wil- 
cox's (Los Angeles) white and lemon English Setter dog Stamford 
(Stamboul-Fauny S ), whelped May 19, 1899, bred by Jos. Singer. 

Jos. E. Terry's (Sacramento) orange and white English Setter 
bitch Lady (Ch. Count Gladstone IV. -Peach Mark), whelped March 
2. 1899, bred by W. W. Van Arsdale with H. S. Peach's (Mc- 
Cloud, Cal.) liver and white Pointer dog Doctor Daniels (Plain 
Sam-Dolly Dee II.) whelped May — , 1899. 

T. J. A. Tiedemann's (Portland Or.) black, white and tan Eng- 
lish Setter bitch Northern Huntress (Ch. Joe Cummings-Mecca 
II.), whelped August 29, 1899, bred by W. W. Titus. West Point, 

Miss. with P. D. Linville's (San Francisco) white, black and 

tan English Setter bitch Maggie F. (Ch. Count Gladstone IV.-Lady 
RodschalT), whelped January 10, 1899, bred by Frank Maskey. 

C. E. Worden's black and white Pointer dog Doc (Sam's Bow- 

Fannette), whelped February 19, 1899, bred by C. E. Worden 

with R. P. Schwerin's (San Francisco) black, white and tan 

English Setter dog Peach Stone (Ch. Count Gladstone IV. -Peach 
Mark), whelped March 2, 1899. bred by W. W. Van Arsdale. 

Stockdale Kennels' liver and white Pointer dog Bow's Son (Sam's 

Bow-Countess V.), whelped May 7, 1899, bred by E. B. Horning 

with Jos Singer's (Los Angeles) lemon and white English Set- 
ter dog Lemon Ears (Stamboul-Fanny S ), whelped May 19, 1899, 
bred by Jos. Singer. 

S. Christenson's (San Francisco) black, white and tan English 
Setter dog Joe Cumming's Boy (Ch. Joe Cummings-Grace Grady), 

whelped January II), 1899, bred by H. P. Jones, Garden, Ga. 

with Stockdale Kennels' liver and white ticked Pointer bitch 

Petronella (Young Jingo-Florida), whelped June 29, 1899, bred by 
, Stockdale Kennels. 

W. W. Van Arsdale's black, white and tan English Setter bitch 
Peach Blossom (Ch. Count Gladstone IV -Poach Mark), whelped 

March 2, 1899, bred by W. W. Van Arsdale with Stockdale 

Kennels' black and tan Pointar dog Cuba's Zep (Cuba of Kenwood- 
Jacquina), whelped January 5, 1899, bred by Stockdale Kennels. 


Prince with Jacqcuba. 
Pearl's Jingle with Clipper W. 
Count's Mark with Lady. 
Stamford with Doctor Daniels. 
Northern Huntress with Peach 

Maggie F. with Doc. 
Bow's Son with Joe Cumming's 

Peach Blossom with Petronella. 
Cuba's Zep with Lemon Ears. 


Maggie F. with Lady. I Peach Blossom with Northern 

Doctor Daniels with Bow's Son. Huntress. 

Count's Mark with Cuba's Zep. | Clipper W. with Petronella. 


Maggie F. with Peach Blossom. | Lady with Peach Blossom. 

First, Lady; second, Peach Blossom; third, Maggie F. 

The drawing for the All-Age Stake was held on the 
evening of Tuesday, January 15th. Three of the 
original eleven entries failed to qualify, three Derby 
entries, however, were named for this stake, thus 
making the number of starters the same as originally 
entered. The order of the drawing resulted as follows: 

W. W. Van Arsdale's Pointer bitch Blazeaway with Stock- 
dale Kennels' Pointer dog Cuba of Kenwood. 

A. De Courtieux's English Settor bitch Verona Cash with 

W. S. Tevis' English Setter dog Pride of Ross. 

J. E. Terry's English Setter bitch Lady with Albert Betz' 

English Setter dog Merry Heart. 

Frank Maskey's English Setter bitch Lady Rodschaff with 

R. B. Dyer's English Setter Tacoma Montez. 

Stockdale Kennels' Pointer dog Cuba's Zep— with W. W. 

Van Arsdale's English Setter bitch Peach Blossom. 

Dr. C. E. Wilson's English Setter dog Clipper W. drew the bye. 

January 26, 1901] 


WEDNESDAY, January 16th — With favorable 
weather conditions the first brace of the All-Age were 
put down at 8:27 A. M. 

Blazeaway-Cuba of Kenwood — Babcock handled 
Blazeaway, Cuba of Kenwood in charge of Dodge. 
Blazeaway ran into a bird and was steady to wing. 
She should have pointed. Cuba pointed and was 
steady to shot. He later made another point, but was 
a bit unsteady. Blazeaway had the fault of coming in 
to her handler too often. The heat was Cuba's. Up 
at 9:09. 

Verona Cash-Pride of Ross — Put down at 9:15. 
Nothing was done in this heat. Cash disappeared 
shortly after going down and Pride of Ross was per- 
mitted to run for some time, when he was recalled. 
Cash was not found until several hours later. This 
brace was again put down after lunch. Cash was 
handled by Lucas and Ross by Coutts. 

Lady-Merry Heart — Down at 9:59. Some pretty 
work was done in this heat, Lady making six snappy 
points, Heart backing staunchly on every occasion 
offered. Heart pointed once and shortly after chased 
a rabbit. Lady had the better speed and range. 
Heart again pointed, though being somewhat unsteady. 
Up at 10:37. Merry Heart was handled by Lucas, 
Lady by Coutts. 

Lady Rodschaff-Tacoma Montez— Cast off at 10:42. 
Lady ran over birds and was unsteady to wing. Later 
she pointed a rabbit. Again she came to a point, no 
bird being found. Tacoma pointed and was steady. 
Tacoma had the best pace and range. The bird work 
of both was poor. Lady was handled by her owner, 
Frank Maskey; Tacoma being handled by Lucas. 
Taken up at 11:19. 

Peach Blossom-Cuba's Zep — Down at 11:23. Blossom 
handled by Babcock, Zep by Dodge. Blossom pointed 
a good find. Blossom was then out of sight in the 
brush for some time and was found on point. Both 
ranged well and had good action and speed. Zep 
pointed the bird running into view and after roading 
he flushed. Blossom pointed and Zep made a fine back. 
Zep again pointed and was steady to command. 
Blossom also made another point, which was honored 
by Zep. Ordered up at 12. 

Pride of Ross- Verona Cash — This brace was again 
put down at 1:10, after lunch. Cash soon pointed, Ross 
backing to command. Cash pointed again, Ross re- 
fusing to back. Cash's last point was on a running 
bird. The bird work of Ross was poor. Cash had the 
best range and style. Up at 1:30. 

Clipper W., a bye— Down at 1:37. The handler of 
Clipper, Mr. Coutts, was permitted, at his request, to 
run with Clipper a Pointer puppy. Clipper did no 
work whatever while the puppy made several good 
points. The latter was taken up after being down 
seven minutes. Clipper had many opportunities dur- 
ing the balance of the heat, but did no bird work. His 
range was poor, and he did not quarter his ground at 
all. He made a very poor showing. Up at 2:08. 


Cuba of Kenwood-Lady— This was the first brace 
down in the second series and was cast off at 2:22. 
Cuba had opportunities but did no bird work. Lady 
made two points, one on a rabbit. Both were fast and 
ranged well, but Cuba was poor on bird work. The 
heat was Lady's. Up at 2:56. 

Merry Heart-Peach Blossom — Down at 3:06. The 
conditions were not good, the wind having died down. 
Heart pointed, no bird, however, being found. Heart 
again pointed and was steady to shot. Blossom made 
two good points. Both ranged well, Blossom hav- 
ing the better speed, and staying qualities, Heart 
slacking up before the end of the heat. Up at 3:45. 

Verona Cash-Cuba's Zep— This was the last heat of 
the day. Down at 3:36. During the heat some fine 
bird work was shown. Cash made three points, being 
a bit unsteady on the last. Zep pointed a small covey 
on the edge of plowed ground, and the birds were seen 
running. In moving along he pointed another small 
covey of five birds which also ran into plowed ground 
and were flushed. Zep made another point. Cash had 
been out of sight for some time and was found some 
distance away in the brush on point. This was a very 
excellent heat. Up at 4:25. 


THURSDAY, January 17.— Good weather conditions 
prevailed when the first brace were cast off at 8:38 A. 
M. for the finals. 

Lady-Peach Blossom — Blossom was the first to point. 
Lady pointed. Lady again made a point. Blossom 
next pointed and Lady backed. Blossom pointed in 
this heat altogether four times and Lady three times. 
The work was done in comparatively open ground and 
was a fine exhibition of bird work. Both had good 
speed and ranged well. Blossom showed great im- 
provement, while Lady appeared somewhat off in 
form. Up at 9:06. 

Cuba of Kenwood-Verona Cash — Down at 9:10. Cash 
pointed a small bevy in open field and was stoady. 
Cuba seemed to be off and nothing further was done in 
this heat. They were taken up at 9:18, being lown 
eight minutes. 

Cuba's Zep-Merry Heart— Put down at 9:26. This 
proved to be the last heat of the All-Age Stake. Heart 
made two points, in one of which she was backed by 
Zep. Both were steady. Zep pointed a running bird 
after roading for some distance. Heart made sovoral 
more points, in another of which she was nicely backed 
by Zep. Up at 9:36. The judges announced their de- 
cision as follows in the summary: 


North Island, Coronado Beach, San Diego, Cal., 
January 16, 17, 1901 — Pacific Coast Field Trial Club's 
eighteenth annual trials. All-Age Stake, open to all. 
Eleven original nominations, eleven starters including 
three Derby entries, three Pointers and eight Setters. 
Entrance $10, $10 additional to start. Purse $250. 
$125 to first, $75 to second, $50 to third. 

W. W. Van Arsdale's liver aDd white Pointer bitch Blazeaway 

(Speedaway-Fanny) with Stockdale Kennels' liver and 

white Pointer dog Cuba of Kenwood (Glenbeigh Jr. -Dodge's Stella). 

A. De Courtieuz's (San Francisco) jwhite and black ticked English 
Setter bitch Verona Cash (Ch. Count Gladstone IV.-Dalsy Craft) 

——with W. S. Davis (San Francisco) black, white and tan 

English Setter dog Pride of Ross (Cincinnatus Pride— Flora W). 
Jos. E. Terry's (Sacramento) orange and white English Setter 

bitch Lady (Ch. Count Gladstone IV.— Peach Mark) with 

Albert. Hot/.' (San Francisco) I. lack, white and tan Knj.'lisli Setter 
dog Merry Hoart (Merry Monarch-Sweetheart's Last). 
Frank Maskey's (San Francisco) white and blue ticked English 

Setter bitch Lady RodseuafT (RodsehutT-Cressida) with R. 

H Dyer's iSouth Hend, Wash.) blue belton English Setter Tacoma 
Montez (Ring-Diana Montez). 
W. W. Van Arsdale's black, white and tan English Setter bitch 

Peach Hlossom (Ch. Count Gladstone IV. -Peach Mark) with 

Stockdale Kennels' black and tan Pointer dog Cuba's Zep (Cuba 
of Kenwood -Jacquina). 
Pride of Ross with Verona Cash. 

Dr. C. E. Wilson's black, white and tan English Setter Clipper 
W. (Mane's Sport-Isabella Maid) a bye. 


Cuba of Kenwood with Lady. I Verona Cash with Cuba's Zep. 
Merry Heart with Peach Bloss'm | 


Lady with Peach'BIossom. I Cuba's Zep with Merry Heart. 
Cuba of Kenwood with Verona 


First, Peach Hlossom; second, Lady; third, divided between 
Cuba's Zep and Merry Heart. 


'ine Members' Stake was closed on the evening of 
January 16th with seven entries, Mr. Van Arsdale's 
Pointer entry Lou being, however, withdrawn on ac- 
account of illness before the stake was run. The stake 
was run immediately upon the conclusion of the All- 
Age. The prizes were three elegant silver cups donated 
by members of the club. The entries and order of 
running was the following, the first brace being put 
down at 9:55 A. M. 

Merry Heart-Vi— Albert Betz' Merry Heart, handled 
by owner, with Tod Sloan's Pointer bitch Vi, handled 
by owner. Heart was the first to point, but flushed. 
Vi pointed and retrieved nicely when the bird was 
killed. Vi made several more points and was the best 
on birds. Up at 10:25. 

Val's Mark-Maggie F.— Down at 10:30. Maggie 
pointed and was steady. She then made another point. 
Val was not under control and soon disappeared, but 
was brought back. Nothing further was done by 
either. Maggie was the best on birds, but was not as 
fast as Val's Mark. The latter was handled by Henry 
M. Keller, and P. D. Linville handled Maggie' F. Up 
at 11:35. 

Petronella-Senator's Trinket — Down at 11:15. The 
former was handled by W. S. Tevis and the latter by 
J. W. Flynn. Neither dog was accustomed to handler, 
and very little work was done. Petronella, however, 
ranged quite well toward the end of the heat. Up at 
11:32. This ended the first series. 

SECOND series. 

Vi-Maggie F. — Down at 11:45. Vi pointed, but no 
bird was found. Maggie was out of sight for some 
little time and was found on a point, evidently having 
been on the bird for some time. Vi backed, but moved 
up and Maggie broke. Nothing more was done. Up 
at 12. 

Merry Heart-Petronella — Down at 1:20. This was 
the first brace down after lunch. Heart made two 
points and was the best on birds. Petronella pointed. 
She was the fastest and had the best range. Up at 

Vi-Petronella — Down at 1:58. This was the last 
brace in the Members' Stake. Vi soon pointed a run- 
ning bird; roaded for some distance and was steady 
when the bird was flushed. Petronella had the better 
range. Up at 2:15. 

At the conclusion of this heat the judges announced 
the winners as shown in the summary following: 


North Island, Coronado Beach, Cal., Jannary 17, 
1001. Pacific Coast Field Trials Club. Members' 
Stake. P2ntrance $10. Trophies, silver cups. Seven 
original entries, six starters, three Pointers, three 


Albert Betz' English Setter bitch Merry Heart with Tod 

Sloan's imported white and liver Pointer bitch Vi (Wisdom- 

Henry M. Keller's (Santa Monica) black, white and tan English 

Setter dog Val's Mark (Valiente— Peach Mark) with P. D. 

Linville's English Setter bitch Maggie F. 

Stockdale Kennels' Pointer bitch Petronella with J. W- 

Flynn's (San Francisco) liver and white Pointer dog Senator's 
Trinket (Senator P.— Trinket). 


Vi with Maggie F. I Vi with Petronella 

Merry Heart with Petronella | 


First, Maggie F.; second, Vi; third, Merry Heart. 


The condition of this stake is that the heats must be 
of two hours duration, and in deciding upon the win- 
ner the judges take into consideration not only the 
bird work of the dogs but also their relative cond itions 
at tho end of tho heat. There wore two entries, Stock- 
dale Kennels Cuba of Kenwood and W. W. Van 
Arsdale's lemon and white English Setter bitch Poach 
Mark (Mercury-Betsy Mark). 

During the first hour Peach Mark had tho hotter of 
it on bird work, staunchness to shot and point, but fell 
away during tho last hour, while Cuba seemed to im- 
prove and was much the better dog at the end of tho 
heat. Peach Mark made nino points to Cuba's six, but 
the dog's work was much more snappy. His speed and 
range excelled that of tho bitch, and as endurance is 
one of tho points upon which tho decision is based, his 
bettor condition at the end of tho heat gainod tho 
prize. Among tho points mado was a splendid one by 
Cuba who, while coming across a piece of plowed 
ground, dropped to a point, tho bird being found in a 
clump of bushes quite a distanco away. 

In winning tho Championship Stake, Stockdale 
Kennels won tho cup for tho second time. Tho cup 
was originally donated by Mr. W. S. Tevis and won 
last year by Sam's Bow. Mr. Tevis generously placed 
the trophy in competition again this year which it 
seems was destined to remain with his kennels as a 
token of the field trial merits of his Pointers. 

Evils of the Chine se Shrim p Fishing Industry. 

A bill has been submitted to the present Legislature 
providing with other needed changes in and addi- 
tions to the laws pertaining to fish, that a close season 
on shrimp be made from May 1st to September 1st 
of each year. The shrimp fishing industry is entirely 
in the hands of Chinese and the amount of damage 
they have done in the past can readily be seen when it 
is known that thirty-three boats are engaged in the 
work— the destruction of small fish from May to Octo- 
ber is estimated at millions of pounds. The Chinese, 
it is claimed, have defeated all attempted legislation in 
the pa3t and possibly will attempt to do so this session. 
The bill should bo passed and the depletion of food 
fishes stopped. This measure is of interest to the 
sportsman as well as the public. The following ox- 
tracts from a report on the subject by Mr. N. B. 
Schofiold of Stanford University will throw some light 
on the subject, and in a strong argument in favor of 
prohibitive legislation. 

"The Chinese shrimp boat is of Chinese make and 
pattern, and is 40 feet long by 10 feet on the beam; it 
carries a 30-foot mast, which bears a typical Chinese 
sail. The crew is invariably made up of five men. 

"The fishing is done by means of bag nets made in 
China expressly for the shrimp fishing. Each net is 
about 20 feet across its mouth, and narrows quickly 
into a narrow bag about 40 feet long. The end of the 
bag is open, so that the contonts of the net can be 
easily let out by untying a string which holds the 
opening closed. Near the mouth of tho net the mesh 
is large (about 2-inch), but it gradually grows smaller 
till in the last half of the bag the mesh is £-inch. 

"Each boat operates from twenty to thirty nets, 
which are set on the bottom with their mouths against 
the current. Some position is selected in the channel 
where the current is strong, and here a line is stretched 
across the current— lying on the bottom and anchored 
at either end and occasionally in the middle — the posi- 
tion of the anchors marked by buoys. The nets are 
set along this line, usually at low tide, and are taken 
up again at the next high tide; depending on the cur- 
rent to drift the shrimps into the nets. 

"By a special contrivance the nets can be set and 
taken up without the anchors by which they are held 
in place. 

"In drawing in the nets the fishermen pull up one 
end of the line to which the nets are attached and pass 
it oyer a pully at the bow of the boat and reel it in by 
a windlass in the stern. As each net comes up to the 
surface at the bow of the boat, it is unfastened from 
the line and carried around to the side of the boat, 
where it is pulled up by hand and its contents dumped 
into the boat. The nets are taken ashore and dried, 
and at the next low tide a second set of nets is taken 
out, each boat having two sets. 

"The number of shrimps caught by each boat varies 
greatly. At some times they catch only a couple of 
baskets, which weigh about 90 pounds each: at other 
times, when everything is favorable, they catch as 
high as eighty baskets These numbers include every- 
thing caught. 

"The shrimps when brought into the camp are first 
boiled in large open vats. Salt water is used for boil- 
ing, coarse salt being added in large quantities. After 
boiling about thirty minutes they are spread out on 
the ground to dry. After they are sufficiently dried 
they are swept together and rolled thoroughly with 
heavy cleated rollers, which break the shells away 
from the 'meat ' of the shrimp. Then, after a process 
of alternate sifting and beating and picking over by 
hand and running through a fanning mill, the 'meat ' 
is gotten out. For this dried shrimp meat the fisher- 
men get 8 cents a pound in San Francisco. The shells 
and other impurities are saved and are made use of as 
a fertilizer, and with the rest of the shrimp product 
are sent to China. 

"A few shrimps aro taken at this San Rafael fishery 
and sent fresh each day to the San Francisco market. 

"The time of setting tho nets varies. Sometimes 
the best catch is made while the tide is running out; 
at othors, the catch is equally good for the outgoing 
and incoming tide — due probably to a general move- 
ment of the shrimps, independent of tho current. 

"When the catch is large the men stay at tho nets 
and pull them in every hour or two. 

"The avorago catch per day for each boat at tho San 
Rafael fishery during tho last two weeks of July was 70 
baskets, each basket weighing about 90 pounds, mak- 
ing in all 6,300 pounds. The averago number of boats 
out each day was seven, making in all a daily catch of 
44,100 pounds. For fifteen days this number is swelled 
to 661,600 pounds. Ono-half of this consisted of small 
fish, principally of the following species: Osmerus 
Uiuli iiiith 1/s (smelt), Emjraulin vumlax (California an- 
chovy), Porichthys notulux (midshipman), Lepticottus 
armatux (sculpin). 

"Tho small Osntcrns thakichthys, about 2^ to 3J inches 
long, wore vory abundant, making up over one-fourth 
of tho entire catch. The estimated amount of those 
young smelt taken in the last fifteen days in July is 
165,375 pounds, or about 15,537,500 small fish. It is 
more than probable that this particular smelt is tho 
principal food of tho young salmon descending the 
Sacramento river. 

"When the nots come to the surface of tho water 
these small smelt aro dead, so that to throw thom back 
would do no good. The only way to prevent this de- 
struction would bo to stop tho fishing entirely during 
the timo from April to October when these fish are so 

"During July they caught but few flounders. These 
were saved and dried, along with a few sculpins, etc., 
which are not eaten by any one else. During May and 
June the catch of flounders is very much greater than 
at the present time" 

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[January 26, 1901 


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Feeding the Colt After Weaning. 

There are colts and colts, as tlie saying goes, but the 
differences between the young growing horse is to a very 
large extent due to the management and to the feeding, 
chiefly, says the entertaining writer H. S. in ihe 
Drovers' Journal. Colts are is true; but to a 
large extent they are made by care and attention, and 
of these the feeding is the most important. A young 
animal may be very justly compared with a plant. The 
seed may be of the best, but unless the culture is 
equally good the growth is stunted, and by continuance 
or neglect weeds are grown instead of healthy, profit- 
able, vigorous plants. The young animal of whatever 
kind it may be is subject to this same natural law, and 
thus we see the best blood at times going back to a very 
low position, due to the neglect to which it is treated. 
It is worth while to mention this, for it is quite a com- 
mon occurrence to see the avoidable deterioration of a 
well bred young animal due simply to this mistaken 
thought that blood will tell, as the saying is, and thus 
it is expected to stand good for itself, in spite of neglect 
and mistake. Blood, the truth is, represents years and 
generations of the best feeding, one generation inherit- 
ing the gains made by previous ones, which have been 
due to the most skillful feeding. So it will be a simple 
loss of money to pay high prices, whic h are only justly 
due for the services of a sire of high character, and then 
to think that inherited influence will work without 
sufficient feed to support it. 

But this mistake is often made, and we have seen an 
example of it in a young animal entered in a class of 
pure bred stock at an agricultural fair, which had been 
badly neglected, and simply became a bad example of 
what neglect will do to the best possible bred young 
animal. The owner of the animal, in revenge of what 
he was ignorant enough to think was a fraud upon him, 
stood by his unfortunate colt, and bitterly abused the 
breeder from whom the young thing had been bought. 
Knowing the blood, a purchaser got the animal, and by 
due attention fitted it for the next year's exhibition, 
and secured the first premium for it as a yearling. 

This instance goes to show how blood will tell in two 
ways. It tells when it is ill-used, and just the same it 
answers to just and proper education. This word means 
leading up, in the true literal verbal sense, and it most 
truly illustrates the subject under consideration, that 
the young colt of good blood will respond only to the 
best treatment, and if the sire has been educated as 
highly as he has, the progeny of such a horse must 
needs be reared on the same lines of scientific feeding. 

The question of kinds of grain foods, and whether 
these should be fed whole or ground, is of primary im- 
portance. Oats leads the list of grains, but a change of 
foods is exceedingly desirable, as it not only stimulates 
the appetite, but the digestion and assimilation as well. 
And just here it will be useful to undei stand the differ- 
ence between these words digestion and assimilation; 
for there is a most important difference between them. 

An animal eats its food, chews and grinds it with it 
teeth, and makes it into a pulp by mixture with the 
saliva which is truly the first of the digestive"and sol- 
vent fluids of an animal. The teeth crush and grind 
the food, and the more palatable this is the more is 
the flow of this fluid ; thus with pleasant food the mas- 
tication in the mouth is most perfectly performed, and 
as the saliva is a solvent, and a chemical fluid as well, 
the food thus thoroughly masticated has its starch to 
some extent changed into sugar by it, and so the food 
goes into the stomach already partly digested, and this 
is one of the facts which should be duly considered by 
the feeder. 

Every animal loves a change of foods. It is possible 
for any animal to live on a single food, but it will never 
improve on it. Wild animals in a state of nature never 
improve. They are the same always. They cannot 
improve; this is easily seen to be an impossible thing 
for them. But mankind only is an improving animal, 
and when civilized is constantly bettering bin condition 
and improving everything he comes in possession of 
And it goes without saying that this is the result of im- 
proved feeding, adding to the list of food substances, 
and as by improved feeding the stock grows slowly, 
every improvement is fixed by breeding, and so the pro- 
cess goes on. Feeding paves the foundation for train- 
ing, and every gain is firmly fixed and made the basis 
for future gains. Thus it is our horses are constantly 
bettering their records in every way, and what has been 
accomplished, impossible to think oi only a few years 
ago, is onlv a starting point for future improvement. 

All our live stock has been subjected to the same in. 
fluences. We have two year old cattle that weigh as 
much as the five year old steer did. Our cows at two 
years old yield more butter in a week than any average 
three of the stock of fifty years ago. Our lambs come 

to market under a year, and bring the value of two or 
three year old wethers of a generation back. Of course 
this increases the profits of the breeders and feeders, 
and is equally an economy to the consumers of all the 
products of our farm stock. The lists of foods at com- 
mand almost bewilder the scientific student, not to 
think of how the farmers and stock feeders are at a loss 
this or that, as being the most effective, and thus eco- 
nomical, and so profitable. But at the same time educa- 
tion runs alongside of the train of mechanical and all 
other kinds of improvement, and as we gain 'n scientific 
information we apply it to practical use, and so every 
gain in knowledge is equivalent to such economy in 
work that the profits of work increases, while, thanks 
to the value of this knowledge, the consumer gains his 
share of the benefits in lessened costs of the finished 
product. And in regard to our live stock interests, this 
advantage is perceived on every hand. For with im- 
provements in horses, there are gains made in every 
way in our livestock. 

The beeves bring more to the farmer and feeder; the 
cows are yielding twice the profit of some years ago, and 
sheep and swine, even the poultry, has its share in the 
general improvement; and thus the world h the better 
for the great advance in knowledge. 

This is all a result of the modern application of the 
ultimate principle of economy by which the art of feed" 
ing animals lias been so greatly extended and by which 
our choice of foods is enlarged so much, and by the ex- 
tension of the knowledge of thechemistry of foods which 
enables the feeder to vary the bill of fare of his live 
stock, and to economize in the cost of feeding; and thus 
reduce with profit the market values of all his animal 
products. The writer has to excuse himself for ex- 
tending the above remarks, but they are made for the 
purpose of exciting a due interest in this most import" 
subject to the farmer, whose end in view is, of course, 
the profit lie may make from the feeding of his stock. 
And in regard to the feeding of the young colt, we have 
to show how much is to be gained by the animal itself 
by scientific methods of feeding; how these contribute 
to the constant improvement of the stock, and at the 
same time may reduce the cost of the foods consumed 

Cattle for Beef Production. 

On a given area of farming land it will be found that 
even under existing conditions, when the prices of beef 
are relatively high, a greater profit can be obtained 
from cattle kept for milk or for milk and meat than for 
meat only. But the fact remains that even on some 
arable farms if cattle are to be 'grown at all, they must 
be grown for meat production only. The conditions 
that relate to labor are such that cows cannot be milked 
nor can the milk be cared for in the best fashion. Some 
of these have relatively largeareasof pastures as in the 
northern part of the State, and on others the pasture 
area is limited, although other food is grown in great 
abundance. Under these conditions, which breeds 
should be kept? Four breeds will fill the bill reason- 
ably well. There are the Shorthorn, Hereford, Aber- 
deen-Angus and Galloway. Under the conditions first 
named, that is, when the areas of pasture are large and 
of cultivated land, small Galloways will probable fill the 
bill better than [the others; especially will this be true 
when the animals are considerably exposed in rough 
weather. The dams may be of mixed breeding, the 
sires being Galloway. The young animals would suck 
their dams, and at 18 months or at 30 months would be 
sold for fattening on farms where the necessary foods 
can be grown, High grade Gallow r ays fatten well and 
produce meat that is eagerly sought in good markets. 
On the second class of farms named, the Aberdeen- 
Angus would probably prove the most satisfactory, be- 
cause of the excellence of the meat produced. But 
when grown under such conditions, the aim should be 
to grow meat of the best quality. The young animals 
should be pushed along from birth and put upon the 
market t from 24 to 30 months. They should never be 
allowed to stand s ill in growth or to become lean in 
flesh. This means that they must get all the supple- 
mental food they want, and varied in kind, and when- 
ever they need it. The profit comes through the excel- 
lence of the meat product and the good price it brings 
because of high finish. Only the skilled feeder can 
grow such meat — Prof. Thos. Shaw. 


An Eastern creamery foreman says: "The farmers 
are not particular enough to send us good milk. They 
don't seem to understand the value of good milk, in 
making high priced butter and cheese. They don't 
seem to realize the importance of clean cows clean 
stables and clean milk cans. They demand that we shall 
make first class butter and cheese out of milk that is 
made foul by the filthy habits of certain of the patrons. 
And there we stand. We simply cannot make such 
goods unless we have clean milk. If we ask the patrons 
to unite for the sake of their own profit, and foice the 
dirty ones to reform their course or leave, they will not 
do it. They seem to act as if they would rather lose a 
good bit of money every year than offend some of these 
dirty fellows who are lowering the value of the general 
product all the time.". 

Sheep Pasture. 

It is an easy matter to make a pasture carry three 
times as many sheep as it otherwise would by dividing 
it and using each part for a reasonable time and chang- 
ing from one to the other before one is eat n down too 
much. So says The Sheep Breeder. When on a large 
pasture, a flock will wander all over it, eating here and 
there and soiling the uneaten parts, and then refuse to 
feed longer, but spend their time in seeking some way 
of escape from it and generally finding one before long. 
Then the usefulness of the flock is gone, for once rest- 
less, sheep are always so, and a restless sheep is a bad 
sheep. For a 20 acre field and 100 sheep we would 
divide the sheep in o five parts and keep the flock on 
each part until it is eaten pretty close, then would 
feed some grain feed for a few days, after which 
the flock should be turned on to the new ground. 
It would be very profitable then to run a harrow 
over the pastured field and sow a barrel of salt and one 
of ground gypsum, with a few pounds of mixed grass 
seed per acre, as 10 pounds of timothy, 20 pounds of 
orchard grass, 10 pounds of blue grass and as much of 
tall meadow oat grass. Then give another harrowing. 
The plan followed will soon make the land carry 10 
sheep to the acre or 200 for the 20 all through the 
summer. We often read of the fine permanent pastures 
of England, which will fatten a 1500 pound ox to the 
acre in three months and then finish another and which 
retain their perennial verdure and freshness for cen- 
turies, and we have our fine Kentucky and other equally 
fine blue grass meadows on which the finest horses, 
cattle and sheep are reared and which have never been 
cut by the plow nor torn by the harrow, and these are 
by no means works of nature only. They are equally 
works of art, and what they are others may be under 
the same conditions. 

Oleo in Hotels. 

L. II. Kirkland, one of the field inspectors for the 
Michigan Dairy and Food Commission, says : "I have 
called upon 2-10 hotels and restaurants, taking a sample 
of butter from the table or lunch counter in each in- 
stance unless there were in sight signs reading thus: 
'Oleomargarine or Butterine Used Here.' I found that 
50 of them were using imitation butter and violating 
the law by neglecting to display the proper signs. In 
talking with the proprietors of many of these places I 
asked why they used an imitation or substitute instead 
of real butter. They immediately replied because it 
was much cheaper, only a few, perhaps three or four, 
claiming that it gave better satisfaction to their board" 
ere. Some people may prefer to buy this oleomargar* 
ine, or butterine, as it has been called, to further their 
own private interests, but it is certainly an outrage for 
an unsuspecting public to be compelled to eat such 
stuff, supposing they are eating butter. 

"Ask one of these proprietors why he is not willing 
to display the proper signs, and nine times out of ten 
he will tell you that it would hurt his business. I have 
found during my work some few who seem willing to 
comply with the law, yet too many of them try to use 
too small a sign. In some instances I have been called 
to the back part of the room to see a sign, about the 
magnitude of a postal card, very often placed behind a 
door, a screen or in a chimney corner. 

" It is not alone in the cheap eating houses that this 
imitation butter is unlawfully used, but I have found it 
being served in some of the best hotels that I have 
visited. These are the places that would be hurt by a 
sign telling their patrons what kind of butter they were 

How He Makes Prize Butter. 

I use good milk only, and have a rather hard time 
getting it. The milk is heated in the receiving vat, to 
about 75 degrees and finished in the little tempering 
vat. When it reaches 86 degrees it is run through a 
separator, skimming a 30 per cent cream. I use a 
starter and this with the hand separator cream, brings 
the percentage of fat down to 26 or 27 per cent, which I 
consider about right to secure that high, delicate flavor 
so well liked in our markets. My aim is to stir the 
cream every half hour, ripening at a temperature of 
from 68 to seventy degrees and as the degree of the 
acidity advances, the cream is gradually cooled down so 
that it stands at churning temperature ar least 6 hours. 
The cream will show from 53 to 54 de rees und breaks 
in 40 to 45 minutes. The butter conies in granules the 
size of wheat grains. The buttermilk is drawn off im- 
mediately, the butter washed in just enough water to 
float it. The churn is given a few evolutions with en- 
gine at full speed. The water is drawn off directly, as 
I think it very essential to making a high flavored pro- 
duct not to let it soak in water. The butter is well 
drained, put on the table worker, salted with one oz. of- 
fine salt to the pound of butter, worked and put in 60-lb. 
tubs and is ready for market,— John Metzer, Kansas. 

January 26, 1901] 


Hogs Escaped Cholera. 

The editor of Up-to-Date Farming tells 
how he man ged his hogs when cholera 
appeared in the neighborhood two years 
ago, when 60 to 80 hogs died within 100 
yards of his farm and hog yards. The 
hogs were kept healthy, strong and vigor- 
ous, and fed liberally so as to be kept 
growing every day, and they were given 
salt and ashes. When other hogs began 
dying he treated them with a formula 
recommended by the United States 
Bureau of Animal Industry, made of one 
pound each of wood charcoal, sulphur, 
sulphide of antimony and sulphate of 
soda. All were well mixed and thor- 
oughly pulverized, and a large tablespoon- 
ful of the mixture was given. for each 200 
pounds of live weight of the hogs. This 
was given in soft food either cornmeal, 
ground oats or cracked wheat, mixed with 
bran or middlings and wet up with hot 
water, and no stale swill was fed, but fresh 
milk from the separator was given night 
and morning, with middlings and a little 
bran added, and fresh water was given 

The pens, yards, sleeping places and 
troughs were frequently cleaned and dis- 
infected with fresh lime in solution, at the 
rate of one-half pound of lime to each of 
water. From one to two ounces of car" 
bolic acid should be added for a thorough 

The survival of the fittest left us all our 
pigs in a healthy condition when the sea- 
son was over. Not one was sick or indis- 
posed. The shade, fresh water and dis- 
infection saved our pigs, we verily belie e. 
Had we neglected them, we believe that, 
in the survival, nothing but the hog pen 
and swill barrel would have been left as a 
souvenir of this dispensation of Provi- 

Clay Roads in South Carolina. 

Five years ago a farmer in Darlington 
county, S. C, had occasion to dig a pit 
near the highway, and wishing to get rid 
of the clay he spread it on a sand bed in 
the road. He builded better than he 
knew, as that was the beginning of im- 
proved roads in the county. The result- 
ant improvement in the roadway was 
observed by the supervisor, who treated 
half a mile of road with clay. That was 
the first of the good roads in South Caro- 
lina, and it stands as firm to-day as when 
it was laid. During the five years that 
have elapsed, 750 miles of the 895 miles 
of road in Darlington county have been 
treated with clay, and one may ride a 
bicycle with ease over every mile of it 
Formerly only light loads could with diffi. 
culty, especially during the wet season, be 
carried ; now twice as much can with ease 
be carried to market. Where formerly 
only two bales of cotton were taken on a 
one horse wagon at best (the usual load 
being one bale), now as many as four are 

There are many who insist that it is not 
well to feed cabbage leaves to cows when 
making butter, because it would give an 
unpleasant flavor to the milk. Now, we 
have fed both cabb ge and turnip leaves 
to cows when selling milk to fastidious 
customers without having anyone com- 
plain of the flavor, or even hint that it 
was not right. The Department of Agr 
culture has a report of a test made, which 
showed that there was no taint if they 
were fed directly after milking, which was 
our custom, and we also began with small 
lots, and increased until each cow had a 
bushel twice a day, much increasing the 
milk production. The New Zealand De- 
partment of Agriculture reports that 40 to 
50 tons of cabbage per acre were grown 
upon their experimental farm and fed to 
cows with very satisfactory results. As 
much as 20 pounds was given to each cow 
night and morning, with the result that 
the increase of butter averaged one pound 
per cow. When the above amount can be 

Facts About the Silo. 

Swine Notes. 

Twenty years' experience in the use of 
the silo has brought out some facts about 
which all are agreed. 

First— That a larger amount of health- 
ful cattle food can be preserved in the silo 
in better condition, at less expense of 
labor and hand, than by any other method 

Second— That s lage comes nearer being 
a perfect substitute for the succulent food 
of the pasture than any other food that 
can be had in winter. 

Third— Thirty pounds a day is enough 
silage for an average sized Jersey cow. 
Larger cows will eat more. 

Fourth — A cubic foot of silage from the 
middle of a medium-sized silo will average 
about forty five pounds. 

Fifth— For 182 days, or half a year, an 
average Jersey cow will require about six 
tons of silage, allowing for unavoidable 

Sixth — The circular s lo, made of good 
hard wood staves is cheapest and best. 

Seventh — Fifteen feet in diameter and 
thirty feet a good depth.. Such a silo will 
hold about 200 tons of silage, cut in half 
inch length. — Drainage Journal. 

Creamery Business Pays. 

The Colusa Herald has the following 
relative to a private creamery plant near 
that city : 

"L. G. Manor is making preparations 
to go into the creamery business on a 
larger scale in the spri g. He is now 
milking thirty-four cows and cannot near 
supply the demand. Each churning is 
contracted for before the milk is placed in 
the separator. It is Mr. Manor's inten- 
tion to enlarge his plant and increase his 
herd of dairy cows to ninety or a hundred 
head. He has an alfalfa field of 150 acres 
which furnishes the finest pasturage 
known to the dairyman. With plenty of 
alfalfa and a slight mixture of hay there 
is never any need of purchasing coloring 
material to produce that golden hue in 
butter so dear to the heart of the house- 
wife. Mr. Manor says there is no longer 
any money in wheat and he has demon- 
strated by practical experience that there 
is money in creamery butter on a small 
scale, he proposes to turn his attention in 
a greater measure to that branch of in- 
dustry which he knows will pay." 

A 200 to 250-lb. Hog the Best. 

Either the sow or boar should be well 

For a few days after farrowing, feed the 
sow lightly. 

Early spring pigs will make fat pigs by 

A well bred sow may be profitably kept 
until she is six years old. 

Feed growing pigs with a view toward 
building bone, muscle and frame. 

I'iga want water to drink, even when 
they are fed on slops. 

Do not keep the brood sow and fatten- 
ing hogs in the same pen. 

Hogs should be fed so as to be ready for 
market when not over nine months old. 

Feed growing pigs oats. They contain 
just the elements to make strong bodies. 

Generally it is the poverty-stricken pig 
that is always getting where it is not 

Hogs weighing from 290 to 250 pounds 
make the best pork for fam ly use. If 
several hogs of a size are slaughtered at 
one time, the pieces will all be of one size 
and it will cure better. Killing hogs 

Three years ago the legislature of Nevada 
passed a law legalizing the indiscriminate j 
slaughtering of the wild horses on the 
ranges. It is estimated since the passage 
of that measure upwards of six thousand 
horses have been destroyed as burden-' 
some cumbers of the grazing districts. 
Now that the demand for range horses is 
in excess of the supply, the owners are be- 
wailing the loss of a quarter of a million 
dollars, which at current prices the horses 
would have brought if rounded up. The 
unexpected demand comes as a salvage to 
the ranchmen for the closing out of the 
residue of the herds. J. B. Sparks, of 
Greenriver, Wyoming, in discussing range 
horses says : "I cannot say how the sup- 
ply is east of Wyoming, but in this State 
as well as Utah, Oregon, Idaho and Wash- 
ington I find fewer animals than last year. 
When buyers come out to the ranges, as 
they are doing now, they clean out about 
everything in sight from the ranchman, 
make a contract for the whole business, 
colts, mares and stallions, with the result 
that some of the smaller owners have not 
enough horses left to run an automobile — 
in other words have sold everything. 
They are generally stocking up again from 
the big ranches, but nevertheless the drain 
is heavy and I think is in excess of the 
breeding. The range grass is not extra at 
present, but horses are in good condition.' 

How to make an "evener" for a three 
horse hitch : Take a bar of iron one-half 
inch thick and one and one-half inches 
wide, according to the strength desired 
and about ten inches long. Make a hole 
in each end, nine inches apart, and put in 
two hooks or rings, then three inches from 
one" end put in another ring or hook. 
Hitch this middle hook in plow clevis or 

The best and most convenient place to 
feel the pulse in animals is just under the 
edge of the jawbone at the submaxillary 
artery, of which the facial artery, which 
passes on to the side of the face is a con- 
tinuation ; but when the animal is masti- 
cating, the artery inside the forearm is 
the best place, though there is some diffi- 
culty at first in finding it ; there are also 
the arteries of the fetlock joint. In feel- 
ing the pulse the first and second fingers 
should gently press the artery, with 
regular and remember, moderate pressure. 

The final disposition of the prize steer 
Advance which brought $1.50 a pound at 
the fat stock show in Chicago, has been 
made so far as the meat is concerned. The 
hide will be mounted and exhibited at 
the Pan-American exhibition and later 
presented to the Museum of Natural His- 
tory. Advance brought $2145. The high- 
est price before that time was $"50 for a 
bullock. Advance lost fifteen pounds in 
weight during the trip from Chicago to 
New York, but regained the loss in a very 
short time. 

For Sale. 

TEMPO, ch s, 5 years old, 

By imp. Whistle Jacket, dam On the Lea hy On- 
ondago. Price »r>oo, at the stalls Poverty 
Row, Oakland Track. 


weighing 200 pounds and some ranging anything which is to be worked long end 

up. Make a double-tree for the two out- 
side horses about a foot longer than an 
Some will be too salty j ordinary double-tree-depending on the 
ize of the inside horse. Hitch the out- 

from that to 400 pounds will provide hams 
of several sizes and they will not all cure 
in the same time 

while others may get too little salt. I like 
to kill the large fat hog for lard and the 
greater part of him gets in the lard cask. 
I don't hesitate a minute to cut up a great 
deal of the lean meat of the heavy hogs 
for sausage. The shoulders of the large 
hog are'tri mined as small as the joints 
will let me. All the scraps possible are 
trimmed from the hams, even the skin 
and fat. taken from them and rendered 
and they are ready for immediate use. 
The nice, trim little hams are cured for 
later use. Smoked mutton saddles and 
pork sausage make the best meat I know 
of. Ahead of beef.— iowa Homestead. 


Cures lameness ana soreness in mm aud beast 
Ask any horse trainer about it. At all druggists. 

Do You Want 

A Speed Cart, 
Track Sulky, or 
Speed Wagon? 

I'll Fit You Out with the Best at the 
Lowest Price. 

W. .T. KENNET, Blkeman, 

531 Valencia St., near 16th, 
San Francisco, Cal 

Great Clearance Sale 


Ladies' Suits, 

Cloaks, Jackets, 

Capes and Waists 

Everything at Sacrifice Prices. 


1144 Market Street. 

The largest and best located sales pavilion 
on the Pacific Coast ! 

The average weight ot the export cattle 
this season will probably run much below 
that of the past three years if we are to 
judge by those bought at leading market 
points. The British demand does not call 
for as heavy beeves as formerly, but the 
present reason for the shipment of lighter 
weights is that the heavier ones are not to 
be had. Some of the cattle taken for ex- 
port are not of the best quality, though of 
course they are fat. With urgent orders 
for exportation and a scarcity of choice fat 
cattle buyers cannot be as exacting in 


side horses to the double tree and to the 
short end of the bar and the middle horse 
to the long end. 

It is reported that C. F. Packer, the 
well known rancher and stock-raiser of 
the vicinity of Princeton, has sold fifty 
head of his fine stall fed steers, four and 
five years old, at ten cents per pound. — 
Colusa Herald. 

Occidental Horse Exchange 

Near Third - - San Francisco. 

Having fitted up the abore place especially for 
the sale of harness horses, vehicles, harness, etc., It 
will afford me pleasure to correspond with owners 
regarding the Auction Sales which I shall hold 
at this place KVERY TUESDAY at 11 a. m. 
Arrangements can be made for special sales of 
standard bred trotting stock, thoroughbreds, etc. 
My turf library is the largest on this Coast, hence 
lam prepared to compile catalogues satisfactorily 
to my patrons. I take pleasure in referring to any 
aud all for whom I have sold horses during the past 
two years. WM. G. LAYNO, 

Live Stock Auctioneer. 

Telephone Main 6179. 

I J I 



stands at the head of all veterinary remedies. Such troubles 
as Spavins, Curbs, WindpufTs, Splints. Bunches have no 
if the master keeps and applies Quinn's Ointment. All 

% terrors for a horse 

| well-known horsemen speak of it in the highest terms : 

Miller A Sibley, of Franklin, Pa., owners of St. Bel, brother of lute Bell Boy, write., "We We 
■*eil Quinn's Ointment wit h (,-rent sueeess nnd believe i< fulfills ill claimed for it. Wo cheer- 
fully rccoiumoud it to our friends." For Curbs, Splints, Suaviua or Bunches, it ha s no e.|iml. 

Sold by all druggists or sent by mail. 

I Price $1.50. 


erown to the acre we doubt if there is . 

I much cheaper feed that can be grown their requirements as under other circum 
for milch cows.— Massachusetts Ploughman, stances. 

Stallion Cards, 

office. Write for prices. 

with tabulated pedigrees carefully and accu 
ratoly compiled, printed at short notice at this 
Breeder and Sportsman, 36 Geary St.. San Francisco. 


®he gveebev axxb gtpjcrrteutmt 

[January 20, 1901 



(Property of John Parrott, Esq.) 

Imp. Hackney Stallion 
Green's Eufus 63 ( 4291 > 

Will serve a limited number of approved mares season 1901. 
FEE - $75 

Reductions made for two or more mares. 


Every feature connected with the managemtnt of this Hotel was 
introduced for the purpose of adding to the comfort, convenience and en- 
tertainment of guests. 

The policy of providing luxuries such aa have made the Palace famous 
will continue in force, and innovations calculated to still further increase 
its popularity will be introduced. 

Desirable location, courteous attaches, unsurpassed cuisine and 
spacious apartments are the attributes that have made the Palace the ideal 
place for tourists and travelers who visit San Francisco. 

American Plan. European Plan. 


Breed to Extreme Speed. 

CHAS. DERBY 4907, rec. 2:20 wis^ 


MUCH BETTER 2:07^. DERBY PRINCESS 2:08'i. DIABLO 2:09}*, OWYHEE 2:11, 
LIT I EE BETTER 2:11^, CIBOLO 2 :13'.;, and many other fast and game race horses 

OWYHEE 26,116, rec. 2:11 

Terms for young stallions and pasturage on application. 

Developed Trotters and Pacers for sale at reasonable prices. 



Danville, Contra Costa Co , Cal. 

$50 the season. 


Vwarded liold Medal 
A I I alll'urnia Mate 
Fair 1892. 

Every horse owner 
who values his st ck 
ihonld constantly have 
a supply of it on hand. 
It improves and keeps 
I stock In the pink of con- 
id ition. 

I Manhattan Food To 


It Positively Cures Colic, Scouring and Indigestion. 

1253 Folsom St., San Francisco 
Ask your grocers or dealers for it. 

Pce. A. Poniaiowski, 

Charles L. Faib, 

San Francisco Jockey Club 



(San Mateo Co., Cal.) 

JAN. 21st. to FEB. 9th. incl. 

Six or More High-class Running Races 
Every Week Day, Beginning at 2:10 
p. m. Last Race by 4:40 p. m. 

Stake Races Kve'y Week. Three Races for Jump- 
ing Horeea During the First Meeting. 

Train Service : Trains leave Third and Town- 
send streets San Francisco, for Tanloran Park— At 

7, 10 :40 and 11 :30 A. M. ; 1, 1:30 and I P. H. 

Trains Leave Tanloran Park for San Francisco— 
At 4:16 p. M. , followed by several.specials. 

*3"Rear cars reserved for ladies and their escorts 

Admission to the course, including railrosd fare 
both ways, Jl 25. 


Cap.. Tom Merry 

- Compiler of - 


(Thoroughbred Horses Only) 

Address 534 1-2 South Spring St. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

Refers to Hon. Wm. C. Whitney, New York; 
Hon. Perry Belmont, New York; James R. Keene, 
Esq., New York: E. S. Gardner, Jr., Sandersville, 
Tenn.; Wm. Hondrie, Esq., Hamilton,.Ont. 

GOODWIN BROS., Publishers, 

1440 Broadway, New York. 
Circulars mailed upon application. 

24 Post Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

The oldest, the largest, the most popular com- 
mercial school on the Pacific Coast. 18,000 gradu- 
ates: 25 teachers: 60 typewriters; over 300 students 
annually placed in positions. Send for catalogue. 

E. P. HEALI), President. 

DALY 2:15 

Rose Dale 


Home of 

DALY 2:15 



By Whips 2:2?!< by Electioneer. 

Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., Cal. 

The farm has some good prospects for 
the racing season of 1901, and roadsters 
for sale. 

Breed to Speed, Size and Style 
GEO. W. ARCHER, 25,492 bh, ie hands. 

Sired by the Great 

ALLERT0N 2:09 1=4, sire of 

CHARLEY HAYT 2:07|, GAYTON 2:08}, ALVES 2:09$, and 79 others with 

standard records. 

Pirat Dam Tot 2:24 by Young- Columbus Jr. 6429. 
Second Dam Young Maggie by Vermont Volunteer. 
Third Dam Old Maggie. 

WU1 make the season of 1901 at PLEASANTON RACE TRACK. 

Return privilege of mare does not prove with foal and horse is alive and in my possession. Money 

due at time of service or on removal of mare. 

Every care taken to prevent accidents and escapes, but no responsibility should any ooour. 
Pasturage for mares at reasonable rates. 

Address WM. R WELCH, Pleasanton, Cal. 

NOTE— I will take a few horses to train and race on the California circuit. Terms reasonable. 

The Fast and Game Race 


By Direct, 2:0a Sire of Directly, 2:03}, and 

25 others in standard time. 
Dam Vera (Dam of Rey Direct, 2:10 and De 
Veras, 2:11}) by Kentucky Volunteer. 

Will make the Season of 1901 to 30 approved 
Mares only at 

Pleasanton Race Track 


Return privilege or money refunded on veterinary 
certificate that mare bred is not in foal. 
Rey Direct is as sure a foal getter as any horse in 


Good pasturage for mares $3.00 per month. (No 
barbed wire. 

ForJSpecial Stake for foals of REY DIRECT ($500 added by owner of horse), tabulated pedigree 
and full particulars, address 

GEO. A. DAVIS, Pleasanton, Cal. 


Registered No. 22,449 

Son of the Mighty ELECTIONEER. 

Dam Lorita 2:1M IS by Piedmont !)04: second dam lady Lowell (dam of Ladywell 2:16 1-2 and Lorita 
2:18 1-2) by St. Clair; third dam Laura, dam of sire of Occident 2:16 1-4. 

Will make a short season beginning February 1, 1901, at 

Woodland Race Track— Terms $50 the Season. 

Mares will be met at train by competent man. Best of care taken but no responsibility assumed 
for accidents or escapes. Usual return privileges. Bills payable at time of service and must be 
settled before removal of mare. Pasturage $3 per month. Address 8. A. HOOPER, 

Race Track, Woodland, Cal. 

Speed and Ability to Reproduce It. 

DIABLO 2:091-4. 

Clipper 2 :06 

llHedHlion 2:11 

Ilia wood 211 

Hijo del Diablo 2:11; 


Tags 2 :13 

I nferno 2:15 

El Diablo 2:16ii 

CJall Topsail, *:17M 

Hazel D 2:24! 

N L. B. (2) 9:91% 

Imp 9:99% 

Rey del Diablo (3)...2:23^ 
Vthalbo 9:9*% 


/■Much Better 2:07 '4 

....... „,.„„„ „ „„ I Derby Princess.... .' -(>H!4 

CHAS. DERBY 2:20 -{uiaMo «wjj 

Owyhee 2:11 

and 111 more in 2:.'*) 

Sire of 

Dam /Diablo 2:09X 

„.._,.., Elf 2:12k 

BERTHA by Alcantara/ Ed Lafferty 2MBH 

r>«™ ) Jav E(t Bee (year- 
Dam of ( ling record) 2:26tf 

Will Make the Season of 1901 at 



Good pasturage at $2.50 per month. Best of care taken but no responsibility assumed for accident 
or escapes. Address 

WILLIAM MURRAY, Woodland, Cal. 


No. 370 American Hackney Stud Book. 

Hackney Pony Stallion, 13.3! hands. 

The only representative stallion in America of the two best British Hackney 

Pony Strains. 

Both his sire and dam lines have long been recognized as the surest producers of beauty of con 
formation, combined with true, high and spirited action. 

SIR GIBBIE 2D will stand at Menlo Stock Farm during the season of 1901 at »30. Mares will 
be boarded by the season, or during service, at the rate of Ten ($10) Dollars per month. 

Apply to JAMES McDONNELL, Supt. Menlo Stock Farm, 

Portola, Man Mateo County, Cal. 

Pedigrees Tabulated 

Sportsman, 36 Geary street, San Francisco, Cal. 

and type written ready for framing. 
Write for prices. Breeder and 

January 26, 1901] 


Bonnie Direct 2:054 

World's Record for Pacers in First 
Season's Campaign. 

Winner of fastest 5-heat race paced in 1900. Win- 
ner of Chamber of Commerce Stake at Detroit; 
Blue Hill Stake at Readville, and three other 
great races. Biggest money winner of "New" 
Pacers of 1900, having $7,575 to his credit theHrst 
year out. 

Sired by Direct 2:05.}. Sire of Directly 2:03 , 
Directum Kelly 2:08 1 . Etc. 

Dam BON BON 2:26 (dam of Bonsilene 2: 1454), 
by Simmons 2:28, sire of Helen Simmons 2:11^, 
New York Central 2:13, etc. Also sire of dams of 
Owyhee 2:11, and Fereno 2:10%, as a three-year- 
old, and winner of this season's (1900) Kentucky 

Second Dam BONNIE WILKES 2:29, by George 
Wilkes 2:22. 

Third Dam BETTY VILEY, by Bob£Johnson, 
thoroughbred son of Boston. 

RflNNIF niPFCT is a bIacl{ stallion, 15Ji hands high, weighs 1100 lbs. Is a good individual, 
DUlililLi LMI\L,v l nas Dest ot feet and legS) and is absolutely sound in every way. 

BONNIE DIRECT will serve a limited number of approved mares during season of 1901, at SI 00 
the season, with return privilege if mare proves not with foal, and horse is alive and in my possession. 
Money due at time of service or upon removal of mare. Every care taken to prevent accidents or 
escapes, but no responsibility should any occur. Pasturage for mares at reasonable rates. 



Pleasanton, Cal. 

The Highly Bred Stallion 


Full Brother to John A. McKerron 2:09 to Wagon. 

By NUTWOOD WILKES 2:16i4, sire of John A. McKerron 2:09, Who Is It 2:10^, 
Claudius 2:13^, Georgie B. 2:12^, Bob Ingersoll 2:14?^ and other standard performers. 

Dam Ingar (dam of John A. McKerron 2:09, Wilkes Direct 2:22'4 and Thursday 
2:24), by the old champion Director 2:17, sire of Directum 2'05Ji, Direct 2:05!4, Direction 
8:10)41, Evangeline 2:11 J^, Margaret S. 2:12'/2 and others; second dam Annie Titus (dam 
of Annie C. 2:25) by Echo 462, sire of Echora 2:23'/4 (dam of Direct 2:05V4) and 16 others 
in list; third dam Tiffany mare (dam of Gibraltar 2:22H), sire of Our Dick 2:10^, 
Homestake 2:14^ and others) by Owen Dale, son of Williamson's Belmont. 

Wll K^F^ niRFCT ' s a dark bay, 15.3 hands and weighs 1200 pounds; well 
YVILIVCo L»lI\L«vl formed and of kind disposition. Will make the season of 
1901 at the stables of T. W. Barstow on the Alameda Avenue 

Near Race Track, San Jose, Cal. 

From February 1st to June 1st. 


To insure a mare in foal. 

Good pasturage $3 per month. No wire fencing. Every care taken to prevent 
accidents or escapes, but no responsibility should any occur. Address 


Telephone No. West 141. San Joae, Cal 

Summary of Three of Bonnie 
Direot'a Raoes. 

Chamber of Commerce Stakes, $5,000, at 

Bonnie Direct 9 5 8 1 1 1 

Annie Thornton 14 1 12 2 2 

Hal McEwen 1 11 2 8 4dis 

Pussy Willow 8 3 11 3 3 10 

George C 3 4 3 4 5 ro, Cobbett 4 7 4 5 dr, Duch- 
ess 11 13 5 6 dr, Joe Wheeler 12 9 7 7 dr, Fred 
Wilton 2 2 9 dis, Mt. Clemons Boy 5 6 6 dr, 
Louis E Middleton 6 8 12 dr, Sport 7 10 10 dr, 
Gamecock 10 12 dr, Connie 13 dr, Little Frank 

Timo-2:10;4,2;12!<f, 2:13J£;2:13; 2:12!4, 2:12%. 

2:13 Class, pacing, purse $1,500, at Colombu s - 

Bonnie Direot 2 5 1 1 1 

Johnny Agan 1 1 2 2 3 

Ladv Piper 3 2 3 4 2 

Freilmont 5 3 4 3 4 

Red Light 4 4 5 dr, Prince Exum dis. 

Time— 0:31, 1:02%, 1:34 , 2:05!4; 0:33,—, l:05'/ 2 , 
1:88K. fclOJd! 0:32; l:03'/ 2 , l:34'/ s , 2:07*; 0:31>/ 2 , 
l:04'/ 2 , 1:37%, 2:08%; 0:31*, 1:03%, 1:36. 2:08*. 

Blue Hill Stako, $3,000, at Readville. 

Bonnie Direct 1 1 1 

Sallie Hook 2 2 8 

Evolute 5 3 2 

Annie Thornton 4 4 3 

Paul Revere 3 5 4, Dark Wilkes 6 7 5, Tommy 
W. 7 6 7, Argo Director 8 8 6, Lady AUright 
9 9 9, Beauty Spot dis, P. H. Flynn dis. 

Time— 2:07%, 2:09*, 2:10*. 


WILKES DIRECT 2:22 1=2. 

Full Brother to John A. McKerron 2 09. 

O'BRIEN & SONS, Agents, 

San Francisco, Cal. 

BAKER & HAMILTON, Agent for Deal Carts 
San Francisco ami Loft Angeles. 


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St., San Francisco, Cal. 

Auction Sale of Horses 

30— HEAD— 30 

Of Driving and Running; Stock 

At Agricultural Park 


Tuesday, January 29, 1901. 

Sale commences at 2 o'clock p. M. 

J. G. HILL, Owner. 

THOS. B CLARK Auctionoer. 


HOLSTEINS— Winners of every 7 days' butter 
contest at State Fair 1899 1st & 2d for aged cows, 
4-yr., 3-yr. and 2-yr.-olds; 21 Jerseys and Durhams 
competing. 5th year my Holsteins have beaten 
Jerseys for butter. Stock for sale; also pigs. F. 
H. Burke, 626 Market St., S. F. 


Pacing Stallion John A. 2:12 3=4. 

Five year old. 

Sound as a new dollar and faster 
than his record. . . 

Will be sold right, and in care of a good man can 
earn his price in the stud this year and be raced 
as well. 

For particulars apply to J. D. HEINS, 

400 Kohom St , San Francisco. 

Percheron Stallion For Sale. 

I offer for sale NATIVE SON, foaled April 28, 
1897. Sired by Raglan, 1st dam by Adolph, 2d 
dam by imp. Wcinort, 3d dam by imp. French Spy. 

Native Son is one of the most promising young 
draft stallions in California, and is a sure foal 
getter. He was bred to eight mares last year 
and all arc In foal. His six year old full brother 
weighs 2060 pounds, and Native Son will be as 
large at the same age. Apply to 

585 Fourth St., San Francisco. 


or any similar bunch, 


Absorbine, Jr. 

In a pleasant manner, without in- 
convenience. This is a mild Lini- 
ment highly perfumed. $1.00 per 
bottle delivered by mail When 
ordering describe your cast) fully. 


W. F. YOUNG, P. D. F., 


For sale by Mack & Co., Langley & Michaels Co., 
Reddiogton & Co., J. O'Kane, and J. A. McKerroD, 
all of San Francisco. 

C. C. registered prize herd is owned by Henry 
Pierce, San Francisco. Animals for sale. 


Dairy Stock specially. Hogs, Poultry. Estab- 
lished 1876. William Niles & Co.. Los Angeles, 

W. A. SHIPPEE, Avon, Cal , Standard-bred 
Trotting, Carriage and Road Horses, Jacks, Mules 
and Durham Bulls for Sale. 


Ira Barker Dalziel 


Fancy Carriage. Saddle and Road Horses for Sale 

Office and stablo: 605 Golden Gate Avenue, San 
Francisco, Cal. Telephone South 651. 

IDi*. Wm, Sgazi. 

M. R. C. V. S., F. E. V. M. S. 

Member of the Royal Collogo of Veterinary 
Surgeons, England; Fellow of the Edinburg 
Veterinary Medical Society; Graduate of the New 
Veterinary College, Edinburgh; Veterinary Sur- 
geon to the S. F. Fire Department; Live Stock 
inspector for Now Zealand and Australian Colonies 
at the port of San Francisco; Profossorof Equine 
Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Depart- 
ment University of California: Ex-President of 
the California State Veterinary Medical Associa- 
tion; Veterinary Infirmary, Residence and Oftlce, 
San Francisco Veterinary Hospital. 1117 Golden 
Gate Avenue, near Webster St., San Francisco: 
Telephone West 128. 

Richelieu (afe 

I Juncrion & £*ARNV 




For Sale 

Dog, two years old by WOODCOTE VENOM- 
FLY. Good looker and good disposition. 
For particulars address W. F. , 

1237 Vork St., San Francisco. 

The Fox Terrier y| 

A. K. C. S. B. 52,089. 
By Visto (the siro of Champion Veracity) ex 
Eggesford Dora. A winning dog on the Eastern 
Bench Show Circuit and on the Coast. At stud !to 
a limited number of approved bitches. Ho has al- 
ready proved himself to bo a good sire, and should 
improve the quality of the breed on tho Coast 
Fee, $15 in advance. For particulars address 

Chas. K. Haklby, 8« Harrison St S F 

65-57-69-61 First Street, S. F. 

Telephone main 199. 



(Glenbeigh Jr.— Stella) 
(Plain Sam— Dolly Dee II) 


for sale. 

R. M. DODGE, Manager, 
•Bakerslleld, Kern Co., 
Pointer puppies and well broken 


Champion Guy Silt 

No. 39,168, by BENDIGO — MAUD S. II. 
Fee, 815.00. 
For particulars address 

Care of DR. M. J. MURRAY, 
Bay View Stables, San Rafael, Cal. 



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VOL. XXVIII. No. 5. 




Winner of the Winter Handicap at Tanforan, Jan. 26. Distance one mile and a quarter. Time 2:04%, weight carrie.l 11H pounds. Bred and owued by 

Burns <fi Waterhouse. 

[ Bolus . 


B. h., foaled 1895. 

. T . . / Faugh-a-Ballagh 

Imp. Leamington \ Daughter of Pantaloon 

Fanny Washington { Sarah Washington by Zinganeo 

Imi). Moccasin 

< 'erise 


anio Straus by King Tom 

Lizzie Lucas. 

( Macai 
I Mad a 

( Imp. Australian 

\ Eagless by imp. Glcncoo 

Duke of Montrose 



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I Waverly \ Cicely Jopson of Weatherbit 

| K . . ^ ( Imp. Bonnie Scotland 

u me (.Sister to Ruric by imp. Sovereign 

[ Imp. Bonnie Scotland 

' T , , ( Imp. Gloncoe 

I Lady laylor \Oceidonta by Bertram! 

( Iago 

\ Queen Mary by Gladiator 

LAST Saturday at Tanforan Park, Eddio Jones, the 
brown son of Morello and Early Rose, demonstrated 
that his win of the Christmas Handicap was no fiuko' 
by again defeating the best horses in training at local 
tracks. With the solid impost of 118 pounds he ran 
one mile and a quarter in 2:04}, a new Coast record, 
and within three-quarters of a second of the world's 
record made by Charenton over the lightning fast Em- 
pire City track last summer. The winner propped as 

the gate arose, and when straightened away was 
lengths behind his field; ho was separately timo as fast 
as 2:(K)J and with an oven break would doubtless have 
sot a now world's record for tho distance. Eddio Jones 
was bred by Burns & Waterhouse at their Sacramento 
ranch and has novor been a sound horso since his two 
year old form; he is a largo, hoavy horso and a gross 
feoder and in consequence it has been a very difficult 
matter to get him in shape for racing. Most of his de- 

foats in past years may be ascribed to the fact that it 
has boon impossible to get him into condition on 
account of his bad logs. This season Mr. Watorhouso 
has ordered him kept on tho soft tracks and the result 
has been most gratifying, the horso having done 
remarkably woll, and besides winning tho two most im- 
portant stakes at Tanforan over a distance of ground, 
ho has succeeded in dofoating such fast ones as John 
A. Morris and True Blue in a sprint race. 


[February 2. 1901 

Horse Gossip From Woodland. 

Woodland, January 29, 1901. 

Yonr correspondent visited the track on Sunday last 
and found all the horses there looking- tine. 

Walter Mastin has Falrose 2:19, sire of Don 2:10, at 
the track, also Don Marvin 2:22}. Both stallions will 
make a season in this vicinity. Mr. Marvin has a fine 
t wo year old filly by Falrose which he calls Mannie H. 
She has worked -quarters in 324 seconds, is a very fine 
'looking- youngster, and as you can judge by the speed 
shown, very promising. Another in Mastin's string is 
a two year old full brother to Don 2:10. This is a 
grand looking colt and is full of speed. The third 
time he was harnessed Mastin drove him a short dist- 
ance at a 2:30 gait, and Pays he thinks he will be 
faster than Don. 

..' Johnnie Norton is at the track with that game old 
horse Alexander Button 2:26J, siro of so many fast 
•<me«. He is looking like a colt and will make a season 
here at Woodland. Norton also has Gossiper Jr.. a 
. young horse by Gossiper 2:14$, dam Virginia Vasto by 
Vasto 2:10.1. This horse is a very fine individual and 
jt is Norton's intention to put him in training and race' 
him. There is no • doubt hut he has lots of natural 
spued. Johnnie has another horse which he calls 
Smuggler. He is by Waldstein out of a mare by Odd 
Fellow.- With four weeks' work last year Smuggler 
^tcotted ajnile in 2:28, to be a good prospect 
for the slow classes this year. 

| L B. Bigolow left today for Pleasanton with Tags 
2:13. by Diablo 2:0!)}, and a Diablo colt out of the game 
old race mare Lucy B. 2 : 1 7 A that is a coming cracker, 
jack. He also has Carrie B., a young pacing filly that 
is owned by Wm. Bemmerley and is very fast. The 
horsemen of Woodland all wish "Det" the best of 
luck and much success. 

Lou Mativa is jogging several colts which are good 
prospects, and is also holding the lines over Yellow 
Jacket 2:2(U. Mativa is a good horseman and will get 
speed out of bis charges. 

S. A. Hooper, of Yountville, Napa county, will be 
here by the 1st with seven head of horses, among them 
the Electioneer stallion Alta Vela 2:15} that was cam- 
paigned on the circuit last year. 

Peter Fitzgerald, who formerly owned the pacing 
stallion Killarney 2:20 ! , has in the stud here his stal- 
lion Mickey Free by Waldstein out of a Button mare- 
Last spring a number of this horse's colts were shown 
here for a prize and they attracted the admiration 
of all. 

Chas. Johnston has Mambrino Chief Jr., the sire of 
Geo. Washington 2:ltj$, here and also the stallion 
Tuberose by Falrose. Tuberose is a phenomenally fast 
horse, although comparatively untried. 

Wm. Proctor, tho fruit grower, is the owner of a 
fine looking mare that is being worked at the track. 
She worked a mile in 2:10 last year and will be put into 
condition for this year's races. 

C. W. Burgess has a pacing stallion called Stanford 
that is a fine looking horse with a world of speed. 
Tho last time he was worked it is said he made the 
mile in 2:12, last half in 1:0.") and last quarter in 30* 
seconds. He will he trained for the races this fall. 

William Murray is expected here soon with his great 
race horse and sire Diablo 2:09], the sire of Clipper 
2:00 and a lot more fast ones. Diablo made his record 
on this track in 1893 and his groat performance is still 
talked of by tho horsemen of Yolo county when speed 
is up for discussion. 

I will have something about the string of Sam Hoy 
at Winters in my next. Yours, 

Jack O'Keefe. 

The Livermore Horse Show. 

The revival of the old-time horse show last year was 
a decided success, says the Livermore Herald. It 
attracted the best stock in the valley, which included 
some magnificent specimens of horseflesh. The sires 
were accompanied by their progeny and tho display- 
was one that won the admiration of the hundreds of 
horsemen, some of whom came a long distance to see 
what the Livermore valley would be able to exhibit. 
Although tho horse buyers have been scouring the 
• valley for months, gathering in the choicest animals, 
there are still plenty to make a creditable exhibit on 
Saturday, March 2d, which is the date decided upon 
for this year's show. 

All parties owning stallions are invited to take part 
in this exhibition and it is suggested that they exhibit 
not only sires but their colts as well. No condition 
attaches to the exhibition as no premiums will be 
awarded and tho show is held simply for the purpose 
of advertising the stock. 
; .. Parties having driving and work horses, jacks and 
; mules are requested to bring them to Livermore and 
. exhibit them as there is certain to be a large number 
of buyers present from San Francisco ani other points. 
The committee in charge includos the following: 
■ Andrew Block, Hans Christensen, John Martin, Jos. 
Martin, Sylvan Borders, N. D. Dutcher and Dave 

Matinee Racing at Los Angeles. 

The third matinee of the Los Angeles Driving club 
at Agricultural Park last Saturday afternoon was a 
big success from every point of view. 

A^beautiful day drew a large representation of the 
fashionable set to both the grand stand and infield. 

Combined with tho ideal day was good racing under 
the most favorable conditions. The track was u trifle 
slow. It was watered Friday night in preparation for 
the races, and the morning rain made it soft and- 
cuppy. The bright sun dried it out very rapidly, 
however, as is evidenced by the fact that General 
Wiles stepped the last quarter of his final heat in the 
sixth race in 32 seconds. 


First race, two in three. 

The Rover * ... (Mr. G. Fritz) .1 1 

Robin.' 2 2 

Time-2:35, 2:29' i. . 

Second race, two iti three. 

Sandy (Mr. R.-H. Herron) I 1 

Maud Mcliinney 2 8 

Bruce ; „ .8 3 

Tiine-2:324, *». 

Third race, two in three. 

Electra.. (Mr.Thos. HutjUes) VI I" 

Primrose .'. 1 2 3 

Wflhelmina B 3 3a 

Tfnie-2:18f4, 2:20«, 2:20. 

Fourth -race, running, half mile— For Freedom won, Searchlight 
second, Waline third. Time (1:52. 

Fifth race, two in three. 

Sister (Mr. M. M. Potter) 1 1 1 

Bessie B 13 8 

Gypsy Uirl 2 2 2 

Time— 2:31, 2:28, 2:25. 

Sixth race, two in three. 

General Wiles (Mr. C. B. Tebbot) I 1 

Sweet Marie 2 2 

Coeurde Lion 3 3 

Time— 2:22, 2:23. 

News From Palo Alto. 

A Flattering Testimonial. 

The city of Walsall, in England, is one of tho great- 
est harness manufacturing places in the world, nearly 
the entire population of tho place being harness 
makers and employed in the several big factories 
located there. The Walsall Chamber of Commerce 
sent a deputation of experts to the Paris Exposition 
to examine the harness shown there and report on the 
same. These experts were Mr. W. J. Guy and Mr. 
Albert Law, the latter Secretary of the body. In Un- 
report tho exhibit made by Mr. John A. McKerron 
of this city is referred to as follows: 

"In the American exhibits of harness, that by Mr. 
J. A. McKerron of San Francisco, California, was the 
best. This was made in the usual American style, very 
light and well finished. The same firm showed a 
quantity of cutting and trotting boots, which made 
the finest collection of hoots I have ever seen. I 
should say that a specimen of every kind of cutting 
boot was there, and should recommend any buying 
these goods to examine their list." 

Mr. McKerron has received a personal letter from 
Mr. Law complimenting him on the workmanship and 
excellence of his goods and adding that he would be 
pleased to place some of his catalogues in the hands of 
Knglish buyers of boots and harness if they were sent 
him. Coming as it does from one of the leading har- 
ness experts of the world, Mr. McKerron values this 
letter even more than he does the handsome gold 
medal which was awarded his display. 

Superintendent Frank W. Covey, of Palo Alto Farm, 
made a flying visit to the city yesterday for tho first 
time in two months. Mr. Covey is now about the busi- 
est man in California, as he not only has the superin- 
tendence of the horse breeding department, but of the 
entire farm, which contains many thousand acres. 
About 2000 acres are put in grain and hay each year, 
there are vineyards and orchards and fifty tenant 
farmers on the place. Besides, the grounds of the 
Leland Stanford Jr. University are under Mr. Covey's 
care, and he is on the go. from morning until night 
directing affairs and rides at least twenty miles each 
day in a buggy. 

Mr. Covey says they have the finest looking lot of 
young trotters on the farm this year that has ever been 
seen on that groat breeding ranch. There will be 48 
head of two and three year olds for the Blue Ribbon 
sale at Cleveland in May and they will be able to show- 
speed that will open the eyes of the Eastern buyers. 

Tho other day a two year old bay cplt^ by Adbtll 
2:2.'!, the champion yearling, dam Rowena 2:19A, tho 
first two year old to beat 2:20 in a race, showed a w-On- 
derfid burst of speed. It had only been jogged for a 
month, owing to trainer Houser being ill, but Mr. 
Houser got up behind him in a Pleasanton cart and 
the young son of Ad bell stepped a quarter in 36 sec- 
onds, last eighth in 1" seconds and did it handily. 

Palo Alto Stock Farm has booked six mares to Mc- 
Kinney this year and will book four more if that stallion 
is kept at San Jose. A stud colt by McKinney out of 
the great mare Expressive 2:12J, now a yearling is one 
the best looking younsters on the farm. He ought to 
lie a fast trotter and a sire of speed when placed in the 

The rains have made the feed on the Palo Alto 
pastures excellent and everything points to a very 
suceessful year with the horses. 

At Sa nta Ana Track. 

A letter from Santa Ana, Orange county, CaL, to the 
Breeder and Sportsman states that the track 
there was never in better shape for training than it is 
now, and twenty or more horses are daily jogging over 
it. Copious rains have made fine feed in the pastures 
and fat horses and cattle are the rule there. Mr. Geo. 
W. Ford, who recently purchased the race track, has 
a number of youngsters by his good horse Neernut 
2:12J that will be trained this spring. Neernut served 
4") mares last year and 41 of these are surely with foal. 
The first Neernut for 1901 came January 17th. It was 
a bay filly, 40 inches high, dam Alcola by Mambrino 
Wilkes. Mr. Ford hardly knows what to do with 
Toughnut this year, as this son of Neernut seems to 
pace or trot as the inclination takes him and goes fast 
at either gait, moving like a piece of oiled machinery. 
It is no trouble for him to show a 2:10 gait at either 
way of going, and he may be raced both ways and 
keep tho talent guessing. 

Big Money at the Grand Circuit. 

Detroit, Jan. 29. — The stewards of the Grand Trot-, 
ting Circuit to-day decided upon the following dates 
for next season's race meetings: 

Detroit, July 15 to 20; Cleveland, July 22 to 27; 
Columbus, July 29 to August 3: Buffalo, August ."> to 
10; Glens Falls, August 12 to 17; Readville. August 19 
to 24; Hartford, September 2 to ti; Syracuse. September 
9 to 13; Providence, September 20 to 30; Terre Haute, 
September 30 to October 5. 

On a rollcall of members the following Ipursos and 
stakes were announced: 

Detroit, $50,000, six stakes; Cleveland, 840,000, six 
stakes: Columbus, $35,000, six stakes: Buffalo, $35,000, 
six stakes; Glens Falls, $30,000, eight stakes; Readville, 
$50,000, six stakes; Providence, $40,000, six stakes; 
Hartford, $25,000, four stakes; Terre Haute, $30,000, 
six stakes. 

The above are early closing events. 

D. J. Campau of Detroit was re-elected president and 
S. W. Giles of Cleveland was again chosen secretary 
by the stewards. 

Reynold's Messenger. 

Can any one of our readers give us the pedigree of 
this horse? We understand he was brought to Cali- 
fornia from Kentucky in the latter 00's or early 70's, 
and stood in Colusa, Yolo and Sacramento counties. 
He is said to be of Messenger and Belmont blood, but 
we can find no record of the horse's breeding in any 
of our books. Any one knowing of the horse's pedi- 
gree will confer a favor by notifying us. 

The Horse Situation. 

A close study of the horse situation iu America to- 
day discloses a startling array of facts. Tho difference 
in the census of 1892 and 1909 reveals the extraordin- 
ary fact that although the population has increased 
very materially, the number of horses in tho United 
States has decreased, until there is an actual shortage 
in the supply of horses. In tho last decade the foroign 
demand for horses has been enormous, ami together 
with domestic consumption, the suitable horse is not 
only a scarce article, but a costly one. Tho transac- 
tions of the commercial world are largely dependent 
on the horse, and the leading society function is the 
annual horse show. King Horse has been elevated to a 
higher plane than over, and he is the orstwhile idol of 
the hour. Those who loudly vaunted the advent of 
the horseless age have failed miserably in their 
prophesy. Naturally with this state of affairs existing 
it is but natural that the wiseacres should confidently 
predict an era of unexampled horse prosperity, which 
moans much to the breeder whose opportunity to reap 
a golden harvest is how at hand. In a groat measure, 
howovor, his success is contingent upon the good qual- 
ity of his brood mares, for a choice mare bred to a 
good sire of her class, cannot fail to be of lasting bene- 
fit to the breeder. With the proper types of brood 
mares selected for their breeding qualifications, and 
the harem presided over by a model sire, under gener- 
ous treatment the resultant progeny will develop into 
the highest class market horse, so much sought after 
nowadays. — Spirit of the West. 

It is reported from Lexington, Kentucky, that R. A. 
Fairbairn of West Fairfield, N. J., has bought of John 
E. Madden for $1000 each tho good brood mares Alma 
Wilton by Wilton 2:19}, dam Alma Mater, and Sierra 
Madre, by Baron Wilkes 2:18. Alma Wilton is in foal 
to Adbell 2:23, the yearling champion. 

February 2, 1901] 

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A Won derful Old Mare. 

We recently read in a Santa Rosa exchange that 
Mr. John F. Mulgrew, proprietor of the well known 
Skaggs Hot Springs in Sonoma county, was the owner 
of a mare over twenty years old that had been used as 
a stage horse since she was a three year old and had 
traveled many thousands of miles over mountain roads. 
Thinking the mare's breeding would interest horse 
breeders we wrote to Mr. Mulgrew, asking for the same, 
and suggested that a photograph of her would also be 
worth reproducing in our columns. Mr. Mulgrew's re- 
ply is as follows: 

Skaggs Springs, Jan 24, 1901. 
Editor Breeder and Sportsman — Yours of the 
22d inst. received. The animal referred to in a recent 
newspaper item is a mare known as "Old Liz." She 
will be 21 years old next April, was broken to harness 
when three years old and has worked as a stage mare 
for seventeen years. During the months of April and 
October of each year she has worked with a mate 
pulling an 8-passenger stage. From the first of May 
to the first of October of each year her place has been 
in the lead of a four horse team with twelve passenger 
wagon. She has never missed a trip during seven 
months in each year for seventeen years from Skaggs 
Springs to Geyserville and return (the round trip being 
eighteen miles), has never had a day's sickness, has 
never been lame nor was she ever touched with a whip. 
In color she is a dark brown, stands 15-3 and weighs 
about 1200 pounds. She is as free a traveler and as 
stylish and spirited as when a four year old. "Old 
Liz" was sired by Young Ottowa Chief and he by a 
Canadian horse known as Ottowa Chief. Her sire"s 
dam was a dappled gray Messenger mare, weighing 

1300 pounds and noted for 
and a fine looking animal, 
a Hambletonian mare. I 

her qualities as a roadster 
The dam of "Old Liz" was 
am sorry that I have no 

picture of the mare to send and it would be quite in- 
convenient to get one. As to the distance the mare 
has traveled in her regular stage work, to say nothing 
of extra trips (and she has made many), the aggregate 
would be 05,228 miles. She runs on the range from 
Nov. 1st to Apriljlst, but invariably comes to the stable 
during a storm for hay and grain and a good bed. 

Very truly yours, J. F. MULGREW. 

Blonde Wilkes 2:22 1-4. 

A correspondent at Vallejo asks for the breeding and 
performances of Blonde Wilkes. He is by Guy Wilkes, 
first dam Blonde by Arthurton, second dam Old 
Huntress by Skenandoah, third dam by David Hill, 
fourth dam untraced. Blonde Wilkes is a pacer and 
took a record of 2:22} at Napa, August 16, 1893, in 
the second heat of a race, which he won in straight 
heats, the time being 2:24?, 2:22|, 2:24i{. He was bred 
by the late Wm. Corbitt, but at the time he made his 
record was owned, we think, by Gardner Brothers, of 
Napa. He was trained in 1892 and 1893. The former 
year he took a record of 2:34 as a trotter, but won no 
races except the one where he got his mark and which 
was a match arranged for the purpose of getting him 
into the 2:30 list if possible. The next year he started 
three times, and won one race as stated and was once 
second and once third. He made several seasons in the 
stud in Napa and Solano counties, but was afterwards 
gelded and used as a road horse. He started last July 
in a race for local roadsters at the Vallejo fair, won a 
heat in 2:25 and got second money. 

News From Oregon. 

[Portland Rural Spirit.] 
Sam Casto has just taken up from the pasture a two 
year old trotter by Westfield and a Dexter Prince mare 
that he intends to break and enter in the two year old 

John Pender was down from La Fayette this week, 
interviewing the owners of two year olds sired by Capt. 
Jones, with a viow of having them entered in the big 
two year old stake Pebrnary 2d. 

It is reported that a La Grand man is negotiating 
for the purchase of Chehalis 2:04 ', , and this noted pacer 
may be brought back to Oregon. He is being adver- 
tised for sale by his present owner J. O'Neal. 

A. T. Van De Vanter has bought from E. B. Wil- 
liams his fine McKinnoy colt, two years old, out of 
Alice M., by Altamont; second dam Minnie (dam of 
Trumont 2:21}) by Rockwood; third dam Sallie M., 
(dam of Altao 2:09i, and Pathmont 2:091) by Oregon 
Pathfinder. This is one of tho best bred colts n the 
State and is said to be a great individual. This gives 
Van de Vanter two McKinney stallions out of mares 
tracing direct to Oregon's greatest broodmares Tecora 
and Sally M. 

It is reported that George Bodimor, the American 
trainer in Austria has been reinstated. Two years ago 
Bodimer won the rich Austrian Derby, but for foul 
driving he was expelled and his horso was disqualified 
in the race. 

List of Eligibles. 

We publish this week, with several additions, a list 
of trotters and pacers that are eligible to the fastest 
classes in California this year. We hear of many 
horses without records that will be trained, but we 
want a list of all those with records of 2:25 or better. 




Klamath 2:07A 

Hazel Kinney 2:09} 

Monterey 2:09} 

Toggles 2:09J 

Stamboulette 2:10] 

Diamont 2:10J 

Phoebe Childers 2:10j 

Owyhee 2:11 

Venus II 2:11} 

Addison 2:11} 

Iora 2:11-5 

Dollv Dillon 2:11 i 

Prince Gift 2:12 

Iran Alto 2:12] 

Dora Doe 2:12$ 

Dr. Frasse 2:12.1 

Jack W .2:12| 

Janice 2:13.] 

El Moro 2:13| 

Osito 2:13i 

Miss Jessie 2:13§ 

Czarina 2:13iJ 

Dr. Book 2:13J 

Our Lucky 2:13j 

Arrow 2:14 

McBriar 2:14 

Richmond Chief 2:14] 

Monte Carlo 2:14] 

Bonsilene 2:14] 

Geo. W. McKinney. . .2:14', 

Lou., 2:14l 

Boydello 2:141 

Bob Ingersoll 2:14i} 

McNally 2:15 

Lottie 2:15 

Santa Anita Star ... 2:15 

Alta Vela 2:15} 

Bet Madison 2:15] 

Ned Thorne 2:15] 

Sable Francis 2:15A 

Belle Patchen 2:16 

Lynall 2:16 

Atherine 2:16] 

Lottie Parks 2:10:; 

Maggie McKinney .. .2:17 

Charley Mac '. . . .2:17] 

Gen. Smith 2:17] 

Eula Mac 2:17* 

Psyche 2:17$ 

Twilight 2:18] 

Dolador 2:20 

Billups 2:20] 

Portrero 2:21 

Miss Barnabee 2:21 

Juan Chico 2:21] 

Lena A-. 2:214 

Puerto Rico 2:21i| 

Zambra 2:23 

Hank 2:234 


Bonnie Direct 2 

Clipper. 2 

Miss Logan 2 

Little Thorne 2 

Much Better 2 

Joe Wheeler 2 

Rex Alto 2 

Seymour Wilkes 2 

F. W 2 

Rey Direct 2 

Goshen Jim 2 

Kelly Briggs 2 

Welcome 2 

Zolock 2 

Myrtha Whips 2 

Daed alion 2 

Diawood 2 

Hijo del Diablo 2 

Floracita 2 

Arthur W 2 

Wild Nutling .2 

Fredericksburg 2 

Roblet 2 

Georgie B 2 

Meridian 2 

Queen R 2: 

Dictatress 2 

Delphi 2 

I Direct 2: 

John A 2: 

Edna R 2; 

Primrose 2: 

05] Dave Ryan 2:13 

:06 Tags 2:13 

:06J Wm. Harold 2:13] 

:07] Fitz Lee 2:13} 

:07.} Thos. H 2:13} 

:074 Harvey Mac 2:14} 

:07| Bill Nye 2:14} 

:08.! MollieNourse 2:14$ 

:094 Inferno 2:15" 

:10 Margaretta 2:15 

:10} Monica 2:15 

:10$ Chas. David 2:15 

:10$ Bob 2:15 

:104 King Cadenza 2:15 J 

:10| Doc Wilkes 2:15.1 

:11 Mattie B 2:154. 

:11 Belle W 2:16" 

:11$ Bernard 2:16$ 

:114 Daken D 2:164 

:114 Sam H 2:17 

Dictatus 2:17 

:12 Peggy 2:17 

:12 Chloe 2:17$ 

:12] Gaff - Topsail 2:17.1 

:12| Teddy the Roan 2:174 

:12', Irvington Boy. . . 

:12] Hermia 

:12] Santa Anita Maid 

:124 Ratatat 

:12i{- Yellow Jacket 2:20 

:13 N. L. B 2:21 



Chas. Marvin's Horses. 

The stable of horses presented to Charles Marvin by 
Messrs. Miller & Sibley includes tho good young 
stallion and sire Cecilian 2:22,,as a three year old, who 
is sire of Endow 2: 14 J, winner of the Lexington Stake 
in 1898, and holder of the world's record for two year 
old geldings; Battlesign 2:134 and several other good 
ones. His sire is Electioneer, dam Cecil by Gen. Ben. 
ton. Others presented to Mr. Marvin are Endow 
2:14|| by Cecilian; Battlesign 2:134 by Cecilian; Captor, 
trial 2:11, by Electric Ben; the bay colt Endear by 
Cecilian and Benign, a six year old by the same horse. 
These five are now in training and promise a groat 
future. There are six broodmares in the lot, including 
Mae S. by Nutwood, Beulah West by Abdallah West, 
Eldred by Red Wilkes, Bon Mot by Erin, Eula Lee by 
Gen. George H. Thomas and Dircctorino by Director. 
The two year olds are the brown filly Furl 2:15} by 
Belsire, dam Miss Royster by Red Wilkes, and a bay 
filly by Cecilian, dam Antella. The yearlings are two 
by Cecilian, out of Eldred and Elfio G. (both mares by 
Red Wilkes), and one by Belsire, dam Miss Royster by 
Red Wilkes. Three weanlings are by Cecilian out of 
Mao S., Antella and Beulah West, and one by Belsire, 
dam Eldred by Red Wilkes. Mr. Marvin says that 
his prcsont intention is to campaign a stable on tho 
Grand Circuit the present year and to breed in a small 
way. Miller & Sibley still hold tho lease on Ashland 
Park, and Marvin will have the use of the farm unti 
tho lease expires. 

W. F. Young. P. D. F., Springfield, Mass. 

Dear Sir:— In reply to yours of reoent date, w ill say that in every 
case where I have sold Absorbiue it has given perfect satisfaction. 
Ono case in particular, where a horse had a soft hunch over tho 
pastern joint, half the size of a man's fist, w hich made the horse 
unsalable After using many of the blistering remedies I per- 
suaded him to try Absorbiue, which not only removed the bunch, 
but made tho horse worth fifty dollars more money, as he was a 
splendid horso and perfectly sound with the exception of this 
bunch. I would advise anyone having a horse troubled with soft 
bunches of any kind to use Absorbine, as it will do all that the 
originator claimsfor it. Respectfully yours, 

John W. Case. 

September 20, 191X1. Hartstown, Pa. 

Feet Locked Together. 

[Yarrum in Horse Review.] 
1 have never seen a photograph of a harness horse 
in motion that showed just the relative position of a 
horso's feet when he was in the act of damaging his 
front quarters with the heel of a hind shoe, but tho 
evidence is indisputable that both trotters and pacers 
actually do hit themselves in that manner occasionally. 
Any trainer wuo has had much experience can tell of 
cases where horses have thrown themselves by hook- 
ing the heel of a hind shoe in a quarter boot. Doc 
Tanner, I believe, never uses a bell quarter boot on 
that account. He had a horse hook into one once and 
fall, and has been afraid of that style of boot ever 
since. My friend, C. C. Bates, of Thalborg fame, once 
told me that he saw, about six years ago, on an Iowa 
track, a trotter— I think he said his name was Roan 
Jack, or something like that— coming through the 
stretch about a 2:25 shot, when all at once he seemed 
to hit himself and almost fall. At tho same time he 
came to a dead stop and stood balanced on two diago- 
nal feet, while the other two were locked together 
under his body. An examination showed that he had 
caught one of the projecting heels off his hind shoe in 
under the toe of the near front shoe — in between the 
shoe and the foot. The two feet were locked securely 
together, bottom to bottom, and one of the shoes had 
to be removed before they could be separated. I have 
thought about this case a good many times and havo 
tried to figure out how the horse could do any such 
contortion act when he was in motion. He certainly 
was not on a square trot or pace when he did it, but 
was probably in the act of changing from one gait to 
the other. In Durando's road house, at the far end of 
the New York Speedway, there is a horse shoe and a 
clipping from a newspaper, in a frame, hung on the 
wall. The newspaper clipping tells the story of an 
accident quite similar to the one just mentioned. Tho 
story is that on October 21, 1888, Mr. Durando was 
driving a fast horse on one of the New York drives, 
when the animal struck himself in front and fell 
heavily to the ground. When Mr. Durando looked 
the horse over he found that the projecting heels of 
the near hind shoe had penetrated the off front foot 
at the coronary band, passing clear through the foot 
to the sole. The feet were locked together and the 
animal was unable to move. If you can tell one that 
will fade either one of these stories send it in and see 
how it will look in type. 

Occident Stake of 190 1. 

Twenty-six grandly bred colts and fillies were made 
third payment on in the Occident Stake, on January 
1st. This race, the trotting classic of California, will 
come off on the opening day of the Stato Fair this year 
and will be one of the drawing cards of the meeting. 
Within the next month active work will be com. 
menced on all these colts, in fact, some are already 
showing speed enough to warrant the prediction that 
the race will be a fast one. The list of those on which 
third payment was made is as follows: 

Oakwood Stock Farm's b c by Chas Derby-Pippa. 
W. Hogoboom's be Chas. H. by Lynmont-Elmorene. 
Alex. Brown's b f Mamio Martin by Nushagak-Francesca. 
Palo Alto Stock Farm's b c Dobbell by Wildnut-Helena. 
Thos. Manning's b c Commander Muckle by McKinney-Cheerful. 
C. A. Owens' ch e Lee Roy by Waldstein-Zadie McGregor. 
Mrs. E. W. Calleudine's b f Lady Keating by Stam B.-Abbie 

A. M. McCollum's ch f Jennie H. by Algoua-Bouuic Lee. 
M. M. Potter's b f Zombrotta by Zombro-Fortuue. 
J. G. Kirkpatrick'sb f Suzanna by McKiuney-Flewey Flewey. 
Dr. I. P. Dunn's b f by McKinuey-Fontanita. 

Santa Rosa Stock Farm's b f by L. VV. Russell-Pansy; b by Mc. 

Kinney-Bye Bye; ch f by Sidney Dillon-Lou Milton. 
C. A. Durfee's blk c Mazuma by C. A. Durfee-Lady Direct. 
J. C. Wllholt'B b f Lavina \V. by Zombro-Coucha. 
J. Dorau's b f Delia McCarthy by McKiuney-Lad.v ('. 

F. W. Barstow's b c Uncle Dewey -Canima. 

Veudome Stock Farm's br f Elsie Downs by Boodle-Lynda Oak. 
W. H. Lumsden's bf Fautaline by Altamont, dam by Nutwood, 
Thos. Smith's b s Gallena by Mambrino Chief-Daisy S. 
Dr. VV. P. Book's b e Gold Coin by Zombro- Leonora. 

G. Fox's b f by Silver Bow-Vesper; b c by Silver Bow-Gruce. 
A. G. Guruett's brc by St. Nicholas-Lassie Jean. 

R, Noble's 1) f Varda by Diablo-Iora. 

The bicycle style of tire for carriages is going out of 
date, as it does not wear well, and there is a suction 
under tho flattened tire that makos the vehicle drag. 
The solid rubber tire, on the contrary, has como to 
stay. It does not last quite as long as tho steel tire, 
but the jolting it savos a carriago more than com- 
pensates for that in wear and tear. 

BROWN'S 88 ™ 


"The bent preparation for colds, coughs, 
anil asthma." 
,M!iS. S. A. WATSON, Temperance Lecturer. 
" Prc-cmlni'iitlv the heKl." 



(The iJvecfccv mtb ^povtemait 

[February 2, 1901 

McKinney 2:11} will make the season at San Jose. 

George Starr has thirty -five horses in training' at 
Tcrro Haute. 

Wm. Murray will take Diablo 2:091 to Woodland 
about February 10th. 

The fast four year old by Oro Wilkes 2:11, out of 
Mary Best 2:12}, will be raced this year. 

Edenia 2:131 by Endymion is a broodmare at 
Maplehurst Farm, home of Baron Wilkes. 

The Michigan State Fair Association has a balance 
of $3543.99 from total receipts of $25,830.33 for 1900. 

George Ketchem says that Cresceus 2:04 will not be 
in the stud this season, but will be kept for racing 

Peter the Great 2:07} will not be in the stud this 
year. Mr. Forbes has decided to have him trained 
and raced. 

Mr. Forbes drove both Arion 2:0*3 an( l Bingen 2:06} 
on the snow last week and liked them both very much 
as snow horses. 

President Johnson of the National Trotting Asso- 
ciation, together with his family, are on a yachting 
cruise along the south Atlantic Coast. 

There is a rumor in San Jose that the city authori- 
ties will try to purchase the agricultural park and race 
track and convert it into a public park. 

It is said that Fred Gerken of New York, owner of 
Alice Barnes 2:11}, recently offered the Hamlins $10,- 
000 for the yearling brother to The Abbot 2:03}. 

The sulky which Flora Temple drew at Kalamazoo 
whim she placed the world's record at 2:193 in 1859, 
will be on exhibition at the coming Fasig-Tipton sale 
in Now York. 

The stallion McAdams, that trotted a trial in 2:14, 
two years ago, will be campaigned in the Forest City 
Farm stable this year. He is a son of Simmons, out of 
a McGregor mare. 

The Nevada mare Peggy 2:17, who was last week in- 
cluded in our list of trotters that will be campaigned 
in IfiOL was wrongfully classified. Peggy is a pacer 
and is in the proper column this week. 

Mr. Snell states that Jupe 2:07} will not be in the 
stud this season. He intends to take him to the track 
early this year and give him a good thorough prepara- 
tion for a tilt against the watch, and he may race him 

T. W. Lawson offers a $1500 prize in cash for the 
best pair of high stopping harness horses exhibited at 
the forthcoming Horse Show in Boston. This is one 
of the largest prizes ever offered for competition in the 
show ring. 

W. W. Estill, proprietor of the Elmwood Farm at 
Lexington, where Adbell stands, reports that he has 
sold more young trotting stock during the fall and 
winter than he ever did at private sale in the same 
length of time. 

From reports from various parts of the State it is 
certain that Diablo 2:09} will bo represented by a num- 
ber of new performers again this year. There are at 
least a dozen we havo heard of lately that are showing 
race winning sposd. 

Pennsylvania met with a great loss a few days since 
by tho death of T. A. Wilson's stallion, Director Moore 
by Director 2:17, dam Nancy Lee, dam of Nancy Hanks 
2:04. This horso was very fast, and his breeding made 
him a great stock horse. 

Providence, Rhode Island, and Readville, Massa- 
chusetts, both having dates on the Grand Circuit, 
will give $10,000 stakes for trotters and the same 
amount for pacers. Big stakes will make harness 
horses that are fast sell for big prices. 

There are 2000 mares and about eighty stallions in 
the stud founded by Abdur Rahman, the present Amir 
of Afghanistan, to improve tho horse stock of his 
domains. Most of the stallions are Arabians and 
Turkomans, with a few English thoroughbreds. 

Investigations made by the North Dakota Experi- 
ment Station seem to establish the fact that millet 
hay is not good for horses, as it develops what is 
termed "millet disoaso, " which assumes a rheumatic 
character and produces a bad effect on the kidneys. 

Mr. T. J. Crowley's mare Lottie Parks 2:163 by 
Cupid 2:18 is in Ed Lafferty's stable at Alamoda and is 
looking well. She has been turned out for some time 
and is as round as a barrel. If nothing happens her 
she should trot below her mark several seconds this 

C. A. Durfee writes to the Breeder and Sports- 
man* that tho great and only McKinney 2:11} will make 
the season of 1901 at San Jose. Mr. Durfee has secured 
a splendid pasture of GO acres that is knee deep in the 
best of feed. The servico fee for McKinney will be 
$100. The advertisement will appear next week. 

The four year old bay colt Syvid by Alex Button, 
dam Carrie Malone, having been purchased by a Chi- 
cago gentleman, has been sent to the San Jose Fair 
Grounds and placed in the hands of L. Van Bokkelen 
for development. This is a very well bred young 
stallion. Carrie Malone being a full sister to Chas. 
Derby 2:20 and Klatawah 2:05$, her sire Steinway and 
dam Katie G. by Electioneer. 

Delphi 2:12}, that fast pacing son of Director 2:17 
that made such a good showing on the California cir- 
cuit last year, will bo out again this season and looks 
as if he might reduce his record again. His owner, 
C. Whitehead of Stockton, has a green pacer by 
Delphi called Toppy that he will also race. Toppy 
will be entered in all the green classes. 

J. M. Barney of Dutch Flat has sent his two year 
old colt by Seymour Wilkes 2:081, out of Le Grand'ora, 
to the Sacramento track to be broken and trained by 
"Vet" Tryon, the veteran trainer, who gave the great 
pacer Anaconda 2:021, his first lessons, and who has 
given as many champions their first instructions in 
the speed course as any trainer in California. 

The mare Penelope (dam of Peko 2:11} and Pedlar 
2:181, sire of Oudray 2:10} and four more in the list) by 
Mohawk Chief, dam Planetia by Planet, owned by the 
Walnut Grove Stock Farm, dioil while foaling January 
29th. She was a very vigorous, strong old mare and 
her death is a misfortune. She vas in foal to Nusha- 
gak. and the produce entered in the Breeders Futurity. 

The bay stallion Portrero 2:21 by Redondo will be 
campaigned on tho California circuit this year if there 
are races for his class. Tho owner of Portrero, Mr. 
W. B. Prentice of Helix, San Diego county, writes us 
that he has an order from the East for two carloads of 
horses that he is unable to fill. The order is from tho 
same parties to whom Mr. Prentice sold a carload last 

There is a horse at Santa Rosa that makes the road 
drivers' brigade step some when he comes down the 
pike. He is by Easter Wilkes, dam Ida D. by Don- 
caster, son of Elmo. He is 151 hands, and his gait is 
the trot, color bay with a white spot on his nose. Mr. 
Yandel, his owner, says he Is faster than Hazel Y., the 
black mare by Secretary, which he sold and that got 
a record of 2:17. 

Mr. Ed Gaylord of Denver, returned from Los An- 
geles last Wennesday and left for Denver the following 
day. He induced a half dozen trainers of Los Angeles 
and several at Pleasanton, San Jose and other points 
to promise to make entrios at the Denver meeting, and 
the probability is that there will be a large contingent 
of harness horses from California there when the meet- 
ing opens Juno 15th. 

Some of tho famous horses seen almost daily on tho 
New York speedway are: Robert J. 2:011, Searchlight 
2:03}, Azote 2:043. Johnnv Agan 2:05!. Be Sure 2:003, 
Moth Miller 2:07, Dariel 2:071, Fred W. 2:081. Quadriga 
2:083, Hontas Crooke 2:09, Lamp Girl 2:09, Fairview 
2:09}, Sphinx S. 2:09.1, Louise Mac 2:091, Page 2:091, 
Clayton 2:151, Louis Victor 2:103, ar >d several dozens of 
others with slower records. 

S. Harris, of Oakland, owns a six year old gelding 
by Nutwood Wilkes which he uses as a business horse, 
driving him over the streets of Oakland every day 
hitched to a buggy, that is a very fast horse. He is a 
chestnut, standing about 16 hands high, has rather 
high action and is a pacer. Competent judges say that 
he can show a 2:10 clip. This gelding was never 
trained, but was used a year and a half as a livery 

Owners of tho blood of Alcantara and David Lam- 
bent feel highly elated over tho fact that Princess 
Naphta, tho greatest winner of 1900 among the three 
year olds in Austria, was sired by Callisto 10748, son of 
Alcantara, dam Annie Page (own sister to Aristos 
2:27), by Daniel Lambert. One of these days it will be 
settled beyond argument that the foreigners havo 
taken some stallions that this country could ill afford 
to lose. 

Frank J. Gould, New York, will exhibit his trotting 
bred stallion Burlingham, for the $500 prize to be 
awarded at Boston to the ownor of the best stallion of 
any breed suitable to get carriage horses. At present 
Mr. Gould has only one of the get of Burlingham to 
exhibit with tho horse, while the conditions roquire 
two colts to be shown. He expects to obtain another 
youngster by Burlingham bofore the date of the 

A subscriber writing from Spokane, Washington, 
says that there is a fine opening there for some one 
with about $15,000 capital, to establish a race track. 
The old track at Spokane became so valuable that it 
was cut up into building lot s and sold. Since then 
there has been no racing at Spokane, and the people 
are hungry for sport of this character. Many good 
horses are owned there and a well equipped track 
would be a good investment. 

Geo. T. Beckers sends us an advertisement for his 
great young stallion Zombro 2:11, which arrived a little 
too]ate for this issue. Zombro 's fee will be fifty dollars 
this year and he will make the season of 1901 at tho 
Sacramento track. He is one of the best bred stallions 
in Aniorica and was probably the greatest three year 
old ever seen in this country. His produce, tho oldest 
of which are now three year olds, are all fast and there 
is certain to be quite a list of performers for him at 
the close of the racing season, as several of them will 

"If that little follow is right few horses in the 2:15 
class will get to the wire in front of him this year," 
was the remark made by a well known horseman at 
Alameda the other day as he looked Boydollo 2:143 
over. His ankle, which was so seriously sprained at 
Santa Rosa last July, looks as though nothing had 
ever happened it, and although ho has never been 
moved out of a jog since, there is every reason to be- 
lieve that tho joint has been entirely cured. Boydollo 
is one of tho handsomest horses in the country and the 
colts by him are all of good size and have good looks 
and speed. As he is a grandson of Electioneer and 
has a cross of Dictator and one of Morgan blood on 
his dam's side his good looks and the power to repro- 
duce them are accounted for. He will be in the stud 
for a limited season and is in Ed Lafferty's stable at 

John A. McKerron 2:10 will be allowed twenty mares 
bofore his matinee preparation begins in the spring. 
Eleven of them have already been booked, and they 
are as choice a lot of matrons as was ever sent to a 
stallion, --onsisting of Peko 2:11}, Irene Wilton 2:183, 
Dimena, dam of Sunland Belle 2:08}; a filly by Actell, 
dam by Kentucky Prince; a filly by Shakespeare 
2:211, dam Kate Leland by Leland; Eddrea 2:29}, 
matinee record 2:173, by Ellerslie Wilkes; Bifty Duck 
2:25, and the Pittsburg trotting mares Rose Turner 
2:13} and Marguerite 2:14. 

Alex Brown, proprietor of the Walnut Grove Stock 
Farm, Sacramento county, writes us that his stallions 
Nushagak 25,937 (by Sable Wilkes 2:18, dam Fidelia by 
Director 2:17) and Prince Ansel (2) 2:201 by Dexter 
Prince, dam Woodflower by Ansel, will make tho sea- 
son of 1901 at the Walnut Grove Earm at $30 each. 
Both these stallions are grand individuals and elegantly 
bred. Nushagak was a wonderfully fast colt, but went 
wrong and was never raced. Prince Ansel was one of 
the fastest colts ever bred at Palo Alto. These stallions 
will both be sires of extreme speed with ordinary 

Do not let this year's colt get into a loan and hungry 
condition during tho winter. The colt's first winter, 
like tho baby's first summer, is a very important period 
of its life. The manner of its treatment then has a 
lasting influence upon its development and future use- 
fulness and value. The straw stack is a valuable aid 
in wintering colts, but it should not be the "whole 
thing;" a little grain should supplant it, and so should 
good clover hay, if at hand. Keep the colt growing 
thriftily, and teach him to have no fear of man during 
its first winter and the little fellow is well launched on 
his sea of life. 

Robert I. tho green pacer by Hambletonian Wilkes 
that was out last year but only started once, which was 
at Tanforan, where he made a good showing, getting 
third money in tho race won by Tags 2:13, being second 
in three heats to that good mare, will bo out again this 
year and ought to win a good share of the money. He 
is a very fine individual and fast. He will be entered 
in tho green classes, and will be in Mr. I. L. Borden's 
string. Mr. Borden will also race N. L. B., his pacer 
by Diablo that took a two year old record of 2:211 in 
1899, and a three year old trotter by McKinney 2:11}. 
out of the dam of N. L. B. 

Phili p C. Byrne, of Marysville, has leased the 
trotting stallion Billups 2:201 from his owner J. L. 
Davis, of Colusa, and will take him to Nevada county 
to prepare him for the 2:20 class races in California 
this year and with tho further idea to lower his record, 
which it is believed can be very easily accomplished, as 
Billups has shown the ability to trot much faster. He 
will be worked at Glenbrooic Park until July 1st, and 
afterward at the Sacramento track. Billups is by 
Boydell, son of Electioneer, first dam Tornado by Til- 
ton Almont, second dam Anna B. by John Nelson. 
Ho made his record at Chico in 1897. 

Geo. S. McKenzie, former Sheriff of Napa county is 
now located permanently in the Hawaiiau Islands. He 
has been given the responsible position of Manager of 
the Volcano Stables and Transportation Company at 
Hilo, a corporation that does a big business in livery, 
drayage, etc., and has control of the race track at Hilo. 
Mr. McKenzie came up from the Islands last week and 
will remain in California a short time settling up vari- 
ous business matters. He says tho Island horsemen 
are on the lookout for a horse that can beat Waldo J. 
2:08. In our opinion they will have a hard time find- 
ing such a horse unless they are willing to pay a long 

An inquiry comes from San Diego as to whether 
there is a stallion in this part of the State by Dictator, 
dam by George Wilkes. The stallion Dictator Wilkes 
now owned by A. W. Shippeeof Stockton, is by Dicta- 
tor,firstdam Manolaby Geo. Wilkes; second dam Lizzie 
Brinker (dam of three) by Drennon; third dam Lucy 
by Million's Copperbottom; fourth dam by a son of 
Blackburn's Whip; fifth dam by Post Boy, son of 
Henry, sixth dam by Bishop's Hambletonian. Dicta- 
tor Wilkes was foaled in 1888. He has sired some very 
handsome horses, but we believe very few have ever 
been worked for speed. There is a mare by him used 
on the road here in San Francisco that is phenomenally 

Dr. William Finlaw and Mr. M. J. Stiwning, of 
Santa Rosa, have purchased a full brother to Geo. W. 
McKinney 2:141 and he will be kept at Rose Dale Stock 
Farm. This colt is said to be a very fine individual by 
those who have seen him and he ought to be a great 
sire of speed as he is bred that way. His sire, Mc- 
Kinney 2:11}, is the greatest sire of speed of his age in 
America. His dam is Lady Washington 2:35 (dam 
also of El Molino 2:20) by the producing sire Whipple 
8957, son of Hambletonian 725, second dam Lady May- 
berry (grandam of Dubec 2:17, Mista 2:28, etc.) by 
Chieftain 721. Lady Mayberry was a very fast pacer 
and the dam of State of Maine, that trotted in 2:27 as 
a three year old and sired Queen Ann 2:28. 

Messrs. John Ott and George Rose of Pacheco, 
Contra Costa county, this State, have recently pur- 
chased from D. Jackson of Alvarado, the stallion Sid- 
moor, son of the great speed producing sire Sidney, 
dam Mamie Harney by Grand Moor, sire of the dams 
of Joe Wheeler 2:071, Arthur W. 2:111, John A. 2:123, 
and others, grandam Sarpy mare by Echo, sire of the 
dam of Direct 2:05J, Rex Alto 2:073 and other fast 
ones. Sidmoor is a handsomo bay stallion, with great 
muscular development, good bono and excellent dis- 
position, and is a horso of great endurance and game- 
ness. He has had scarcely any opportunities in the 
stud but is the sire of General 2:141, a horse that 
trotted some sensational races in the East two years 
ago, Teddy the Roan 2:171, a 2:10 pacer sure when 
right, Little Miss 2:171 and others. Sidmoor will mako 
the season of 1901 at Pacheco and should be well pat- 
ronized as he is a horse worth breeding to. 

February 2, 1901] 


Hambletonian Wilkes 1679. 

Horse breeders in California should not overlook the 
stallion Hambletonian Wilkes this year. The get of this 
horse are uniformly such good lookers, with size, sub- 
stance good bone and style that colts from him always 
bring good prices and that is what the breeders should 
strive to get. 

Hamble tonian Wilks is a horse of marvelous strength 
and substance, good bone, powerful muscles and plenty 
of quality. He is the only son of the great champion 
sire Geo. Wilkes 2:22 on this Coast, and has proved 
himself a sire of extreme speed and good looking, game 
race horses. His daughter, Phoebe Wilkes 2:08J, was 
one of the greatest race mares the Grand Circuit ever 
saw, and when she took her record at Nashviile in 
1894, beating Nightingale 2:08, and others, trotted hor 
three heats in 2:08i, 2:09J and 2:09J. That year she 
started seventeen times, meeting such horses as Alix 
2:03J, Azote 2:04|, and all the free for all trotters out 
that year, and won money in nearly every start she 
made. All the get of Hambletonian Wilkes that have 
been raced show the same bull-dog, do-or-die quality. 
There are a number of his get now at Green Meadow 
Farm which will be shown visitors at any time. The 
blood of George Wilkes is the most prepotent of the 
sires of harness horses, and breeders should not miss 
this opportunity, to get it through one of his best sons. 
Mr. R. I. Moorhead, owner of this Farm, which 
is located just outside the city limits of Santa Clara, 
tells us that Hambletonian Wilkes was bred to 21 
mares last year and there will be 20 foals. The old 
horse is as vigorous as a four year old and looks like 
one. As the price for his services has been fixed at $10 
his book will certainly be full very early in the season. 

Colt Stakes Necessary. 

The Horse Review is on the right course when it 
attributes the decrease in the interest in harness racing 
to the disappearance of the small breeder and the colt 
racing which was prevalent when the small breeders 
were plenty, and when every county fair had one or 
more colt stakes on its racing program. The larger 
number of the stables now campaigned on the mile 
tracks and organized and campaigned much as the big 
running stables are, and the tendency to pay more 
attention to the speculative end of the game is becom- 
ing more and more pronounced. Whenever trotting 
horse breeding becomes confined to the wealthy men, 
who breed and race on a big scale, then the trotting 
turf will be found to occupy a position in public esteem 
such as the running turf now occupies. At only two 
or three meetings each year do colt stakes have a 
place on the program. If there were more of tbem, 
there is no question but that the incentive to breed 
would be greater. In the futurity events for young- 
sters, the produce of the small breeders' mares have 
just as good a chance to be a winner as do the produce 
of the mares owned at the big establishments, and the 
large number of the small breeders, who make nomin- 
ations in the few futurity events open to them, show 
how the interest in breeding would be stimulated 'f 
there were more of them. • There may be room for a 
difference of opinion as to the advisibility of training 
and racing all colts, but the fact remains that, when 
colt racing was a feature of nearly every race meeeting, 
the interest in breeding was much more widespread 
than it now is, and no better remedy can be devised to 
do away with the complaints of the racing managers 
regarding small entry lists and light attendance. — 
Horse World, 

Pleasanton Items. 

[From the Times.] 

Bert Webster has a promising two year old filly by 
Directum 2:05}. 

John Blue thinks he has another Anaconda in the 
four year old Diablita by Diablo 2:09J. 

Millard Sanders received last week a team of hays 
from W. J. Dingee, of San Francisco, which he is driv- 
ing. He also received a very nice looking Directum 
colt from Judge W. E. Groon, of Oakland. 

George Davis has put the harness on two or three 
very fine baby colts by Roy Direct. They are fine 
looking animals. 

C. L. Crellin has booked his mares Ruth C. and 
Ramona to W. R. Welch's horse G. W. Archer, son of 

Wm. Cecil is sampling several of tho got of Nutwood 
Wilkes 2:16} that are showing up well. 

James Thompson has a promising throe year old by 
Steinway, first dam by Allondorf, that paced a milo 
last year as a two year old in 2:18. 

Ed Gaylord of Denver, Colo., was tho guest of John 
Blue on Tuesday. 

C. A. Durfee of San Jose was the guest of Goorge 
A. Davis on Wednesday. 

W. R. Welch has a grand looking two year old in 
his string by Allerton 2:09}, dam by Kentucky Wilkes 
2:21}. This colt is the property of Mr. J. J. Shoo of 
Oakland and was purchased by him at the Fasig- 
Tipton sale in New York last November. 


Organizes With Thirty Members and Will Build 
Half Mile Track. 

For some time the harness horse owners of Oakland 
have been agitating the question of building a track 
for training and racing purposes on tho made land 
near the Sixteenth street depot on the bay shore and 
on Thursday evening of this week effected an organiza- 
tion and the track will be in course of construction 
within a week. 

Thirty prominent road Irivers and horse owners of 
Oakland met on the date above mentioned and orgar. 
ized the Oakland Trotting Club with P. W. Bellingall 
as President and J. Doran Socretary. It was announced 
that permission had been obtained to construct a track 
on the made ground at the Oakland marsh close to the 
Southern Pacific Railway Company's station at Six- 
teenth street. After some discussion it was decided 
that a regulation half milo track, with the turns prop- 
erly thrown up would answer every purpose and it was 
decided to begin the construction of such a track at 
once. It was also decided to have the track fenced, 
and a cooling out shed and stalls erected. A small 
stand for spectators will also be put up and Saturday 
matinee racing will be a feature there before long. 

The location of the track will be between 16th and 
22d streets, and a few hundred feet northeast of the 
railway station. A few years ago this land was a 
marsh, but was filled in with dredgings from the bay, 
and Oakland has been agitating the question of making 
it a public park ever since, but seems no nearer accom- 
plishing the work than when the proposition was first 
announced. The soil or silt is very much the same as 
the Alameda track, which was made in the same man- 
ner, and makes the very best of footing for a harness 
horse, while the foundation is damp and has a springy 
nature that prevents lameness and soreness from con- 
cussion. We believe the Oakland Trotting Club is 
wise in voting to build a half mile track. Properly 
made it is as good to drive on as a mile course, and 
though necessarily not as fast by a few seconds, can be 
maintained at about half the expense, which is a very 
important consideration with any organization. In 
the East some of the largest attended meetings held 
are at half mile rings, notably the one at Goshen, New 
York, near where John R. Gentry and Joe Patchen 
are owned and where they have received a great deal 
of work. Thirty or forty thousand people, it is said, 
were present at that track in August, 1899, when those 
two great pacers contested for a purse of $2000, pacing 
a dead heat in 2:08 the first mile. 

It is probable that several members of the new club 
will erect stalls at the track and there is a very likely 
probability that some excellent racing will be seen over 
the course this summer. 

All hail to the Oakland Trotting Club! May its 
membership increase and may it pursue the path it 
has laid out to have clean, honest, gentlemanly sport, 
and furnish recreation for thousands of people who 
while not lucky enough to own a trotter or pacer, 
nevertheless like to see them at speed. 

A Promising Three Year Old. 

"The best looking McKinney in the State" is the 
way a well known horse owner in this city described 
John Rowan's throe year old Mount Shasta to the 
writer the other day. The dam of Mount Shasta is 
Hattie (the dam of Monterey 2:09} and Montana 2:16}) 
by Commodore Belmont 4:140, who also sired the dams 
of Iago 2:11, Galette 2:12, Dr. Spellman (3) 2:131 and 
the four year old pacer Dr. Fell fa re 2:10f; tho second 
dam of Monterey is Barona by Woodford Mambrino 
2:21£, sire of the dams of Kremlin 2:07}, Bon- 
natella 2:10, Lakowood Prince 2:13£ and others; 
third dam Miss Gratz by Norman 25, sire of Lula 
2:15 and the dam of Norval 2:14] that sired Count- 
ess Eve 2.09}, Flowing Tide 2:09}, Norvin G. 2:09}, 
and a half dozen more with records better than 
2:15. The breeding of Mr. Rowan's colt, it will 
be seen, is rich and his blood lines full of extreme 
spoed. He is a very fast trotter, and good judges say 
should get a mark of 2:15 or better this year. Mr. 
Rowan will breed him to seven or eight mares and 
then train him for the races. He is now at the Rand- 
lett Stables at Emeryville, and is boing jogged on the 

Picked Three Good Ones. 

Some ten years ago, whon Gon. B. F. Tracy was sell- 
ing off trottors at the Marshland Farm, Al Thomas 
dropped off there one day and bought four or five 
mares, none of whom had ever dono anything to make 
General Tracy wish to keep them. One of these 
mares is Atlanta, dam of Early Reaper 2:09-}, one of 
tho sensational trotters of last year; another is Pique, 
dam of Chain Shot 2:11}, and another is Electa, dam 
of Sella L. 2:24}. Few men have ever picked out from 
among the cast-offs of a farm such producers as Thomas 
did that day at Marshland. 

Balancing the Hoof. 

With your permission, writes D. V. Soulo, of New 
York city, to the Blacksmith and the Wheelwright. I 
should like to say a few words on the subject of 
balancing the hoof of the horse, which I sincerely hope 
will bo of some value to your readers. 

In your journal, also several others, I have read 
many articles on balancing the foot of the horse, yet 
many of tho writers give little or no information upon 
tho subject. Many of these communications seem to 
be articles that are merely copied, yet the writers claim 
to be the authors of the information. 

I have yet to see tho work of any author, previous 
to the publication of "The Foot of tho Horse," by the 
lato David Roberge, in which it is claimed that a horse 
is unsound only through an unbalanced foot bone 
(called pedal or coffin bone), except where accidont is 
the cause. The correspondent, therefore, that claims 
the only way to retain soundness .is by balancing tho 
pedal bone is, I think it safe to say, in possession of a 
copy of "The Foot of the Horse." and that is whero he 
received his information. 

Now, as there has been so much said about balanc- 
ing the foot, let us talk about unbalancing tho foot. 
Let us sacrifico something in orner to learn. I really 
believe if the horseman and shoer will try tho follow- 
ing he will receive the key to cure lameness much 
sooner than by trying to balance the foot. Take, for 
instance, a perfectly sound horse — one that has a por- 
fect standing and true gait; measure from his hind 
feet at toe to forward feet at heels with a rule; note 
how many feet and inches he stands apart, and with- 
out cutting feet adjust shoes on forward feet with too 
calks one inch in height; no heel calks. On hind feet 
put shoes with heels one inch in height; no toe calks. 
Drive your horse, and when cooled out measure his 
standing as you did previously, and you will find that 
he will stand further apart — several inches, probably 
a foot or more. 

After this has been done shoe him again; this time 
raise heels on forward shoes with calks one inch in 
height; no toe calks. Hind feet shoe with toe calks 
one inch in height; no heel calks. Drive horse, then 
allow a day or two, and measure as before, and you 
will find the horse to stand much closer together than 
he did at first. 

These two unnatural positions are called pointing. 
What have we done? We have caused the horse to 
stand apart by raising the apex of the pedal bono of 
the front feet; we have strained the perforans tendon, 
commonly called back tendon, which caused him to 
point forward. By raising the wings of the pedal bono 
of hind feet we lessen the tension of the perforans 
tendon and for the horse to receive an equal bearing 
he is obliged to point backward with his hind feet, 
thus standing apart several inches, which position, of 
course, is unnatural and is often mistaken for a sign of 
what is termed chest founder, which disease nover has 
existed and never will, for it is simply an unbalanced 
foot bone which causes the horse to stand in such a 
position to ease pain. 

Now that we have caused the horse to assume two 
unnatural positions, how easy it is when we see cases 
of standing too far apart to remedy such by raising 
he heels of the forward shoos (providing thero is not 
enough hoof at the toe to be removed) to allow the 
horse to receive a perfect balance, which will again 
allow him to assume a natural position. 

A Humane Driver. 

John Reilly was a prisonor at tho Dosplaines street 
police station, Chicago, one day last week, but ho did 
not care for that. His horse stood outside tho station 
and was hungry and thirsty. This fact entered the 
prisoner's soul. Ho finally sent for Justice Doyle. 

"I want to get out of hore just fivo or ton minutes,' 
said tho prisonor. "I will not run away and I will go 
no further than to the street." 

"But why do you wish to go out?" he was asked by 
tho justice. 

"I want to feed and water my horse," was the 
prompt reply. "The poor animal has been standing in 
front of the station soveral hours and I know ho must 
bo hungry and thirsty." 

"I am pleased to note your love for your horse," re- 
plied his honor. "If all horse owners woro as thought- 
ful for the welfare of their muto friends this world 
would bo bettor and more choorful." 

And Reilly was permitted to leave the station, and 
after feeding and watoring- his horso he returned and 
stood trial for disorderly conduct, the case being dis- 
missed after the ovidonce had boon hoard. 

W. A. Clark, Jr., son of Senator Clark of Montana, 
has bought of Matt Dwyer, Brooklyn, the brown 
trotting golding Will Lane 2:18} by Milmarch 2:17}, 
dam by Ohio Knickerbocker. Tho horso was bought 
to drive on tho road. Mr. Clark is now negotiating 
for a fast pair. 


[February 2. 1001 

Dodd Dwyer's Reminiscences. 

The following- interesting prattle of California racing 
ten years ago, was written for the American Horse 
Breeder by Dodd Dwyer and printed in the issue of 
that journal of January loth: 

In your last issue I noticed that this is the time of 
year to have our stove races and talk over our fun of 
past years. I saw it stated in a late number of the 
Breeder ihit The Roman 2:18J by MeKinney 2:1 IJ, dam 
Wanda 2:141, was for the reported price of $">000. 
That item reminded me of the race I saw between his 
sire and dam. It was in 1892, I think. (In case I 
make a mistake in these ramblings please correct me. 
They are all from memory, having no data. The race 
I speak of took place in Los Angeles, Cal.) The date 
was October 24, 1891. — Ed.] In it were Tom Keating 
with Frank M., Bill McGraw with Silas Skinner, 
William Viogot with Wanda, Charlie Durfee with Me- 
Kinney and another horse I cannot remember the 
name of. 

Those good fellows, Wm. Vioget and Tom Keating, 
have passed over the great divide. They left few foes 
and did much good while alive. The race was actually 
a race between north and south California. The three 
first represented the north, and the Alcyone king was 
out for the money. I had Kate Castleton 2:2tiJ at that 
time, and she was bred to MeKinney. I brought a 
bunch of beef cattle into Los Angeles, and of course 
the punchers had to have a day off to see the race. 

One of the Northern horses won the first heat, and 
MeKinney won the second, notwithstanding all the 
Northern monkey work. The Northern horses were 
all stabled in one section, and when they scored down 
for the third heat you could see a caucus had been 
held, and the North had to win under any circum- 
stances. When they entered the stretch Wanda was 
loading MeKinney about a length. The latter was on 
the inside and had plenty of room to get through, but 
Vioget tried to pinch Durfee and he was a bad man to 
pinch. I know that from the fact of having to buy a 
new sulky. When they got to the wire the shoulder 
straps of Wanda's arm boots were on MeKinney 's sulky. 
Of course there was a howl as the followers of the 
Northern horses had about $10,000 on this event, and 
I think they gained their point. 

In scoring for the fourth heat one of my cow punch- 
ers was down near the distance. He had a gun a yard 
long and casually mentioned that if any more funny 
work went on somebody's horse would go under the 
wire without a driver. MeKinney won the fourth and 
fifth heats. I think without exception ho was the best 
race horse I ever saw. I never saw him make a break 
and when he struck the stretch and Durfee went to 
the bat, few on this earth could head him. 

That reminds me of the first race that Klamath, 
driven by Tom Ryan, and MeKinney, driven by 
Durfee, ever had. Durfee had about a length the best 
of it at the head of the stretch and was taking things 
easy. Tom went after Klamath, saying: '"Eat him up 
Cookie." "Yes," Durfee said to himself, "you cat eat 
up small fish but you can't swallow this stud." But 
Charlie loafed too long. Tom beat him to the wire by 
half a length. 

Durfee tells some good ones on himself. He went to 
Sacramento (Cal.) State Fair once with a horse he 
wanted the society to make a special race for. The 
committee did not think it would pay. When Edwin 
Smith, the Secretary, told Charlie he could not accom- 
modate him, Durfee got hot and swore he never would 
enter another horse at the State Fair. Smith politely 
replied, "Mr. Durfee, the State Fair was going on be- 
fore you drove a trotter, and no doubt they will be 
open to take entries from your grandchildren." Dur- 
fee looked at him and said: "I guess it's up to me, 
Mr. Smith." 

I lived in San Bernardino, Cal., for 14 years, and 
may say that it was the sportiest, hottest little town 
on the Coast. As poor Johnnie Goldsmith used to 
say, if the right horse did not win it was a common 
occurrence to see pieces of ears and noses lying around 
the judges' stand next morning. 1 was trying to get 
Ed. Lafforty to take W. Wood and Keating to take 
Our Dick to San Bernardino for a special race in 1892. 
Keating had heard the stories of the hot town. While 
we were making arrangements for the race I noticed 
that Tom had on a pair of very low shoes. I told him 
if ho came up there he would have to wear long-logged 
boots, as the rattlesnakes and tarantulas were very 
thick. He replied, "I don't care a gol darn for them 
if the men will only let me alone." He came all right, 
and was never treated better in his life, so he told me 
many a time. 

That reminds me of something else. The night of 
that race Keating and William Rourke, breeder and 
owner of Hazel Kinney 2:09} were driving in from the 
track when a scrapper named Jim Logan caught their 
horse's head and said he was going to ride with them. 
They were riding in a cart that would carry two and 
Billie didn't feel disposed to take in a third party. By 

the way, this same Billie is hot stuff. He will not take 
any blazer. He said to Keating, "Hold tho mare a 
minute, "and jumping out he got hold of part of the 
fenco rail lying on the road and laid Mr. Logan out. 

Keating said, "You killed him." 

Billie replied, "There's more like him." 

Keating was not satisfied to leave the fellow that 
way and tried to bring him to life. He came to all 
right, and on opening hiseyeshe asked, "Who hit me?" 

Billie replied, "I did." ' 

"What's your nama ? " 

" My name is Rourke." 

Logan got up with some blood on his countenance 
and in his scalp, and he said, "Mr. Rourke, you're a 

Another little incident I remember was the first 
time I ever met Tom Keating. It was at Sacramento, 
Cal., in 1889. Uncle Joe Kelly of Valentine 2:22] fame, 
and myself wore out on a tour, and wo had the old 
horse and tw r o other skates for specials, Tom wanted 
to have a race in Reno, Nev. He had Sensation at the 
time. Joe took Valentine up with some of my money 
and he should have won dead easy, but the high alti- 
tude threw the horse out of form, and he could not 
race a little bit. Keating told Joe on the way up that 
the climate would make a great difference in his horse, 
and warned him not to bet too much on Valentine. 
When the latter left California ho could go all day in 
from 2:22 to 2:23, but in Reno 2:29 or 2:30 tied him up. 
We came out all right. Right here I must say that if 
there was a kingly entertainer Tom Keating was 
tho man. 

In looking over these items I may say that to some 
of your readers this may appear like a Keating-McKin- 
ney epistle, but I have no excuses to offer, only that I 
always considered Keating the greatest man and now 
consider MeKinney the greatest horse there ever was. 
I bred to MeKinney 2:11 J as a three year old and also 
as a four year old, and had the bad luck to be the only 
breeder whose mare missed having foals two years, in 
succession. The horse was not to blame, as after ex- 
perience demonstrated. Who will gainsay tho claim I 
make above when a stallion puts 15 in the 2:1.") list (and 
was not kept for choice mares) at 13 years of age and 
takes a four year old record of 2:11}, and is sired by 
the groat Alcyone, dam by Gov. Sprague? 

I am sorry I cannot give you any local items at pres- 
ent. We have no ice yet, but will tell you about the 
fun we have later on. Yours truly, Dodd Dwyer. 

Pictou, N. S., Dec. 27, 1900. 

Armies Must Be Mounted. 

As Thomas Carlyle expressed it some years ago, 
"Brute force still rules the world." This Republic is 
no exception to the rule. We are now to have an army 
of 100,000 men, and a goodly number are to be cavalry. 
As we are now estimating the future of the horse 
industry on venal lines only, it is easy to see what 
influence the vastly destructive forces of war will have 
upon the immediate future of that industry. We are 
not here to discuss whether it is a good or a bad thing 
to inaugurate the twentieth century with the pictur- 
esque splendors of militarism, but we are hero to dis- 
cuss the economic influences of prevailing environ- 
ments upon our chosen field of effort — the horse. The 
war in South Africa has already demonstrated[the fact 
that all the English war experts were wrong in pre- 
dicting that the present long range muskets that kill 
at a mile and a quarter, and the dynamite shells that 
carry and kill at five miles, would make cavalry prac- 
tically useless in real red handed war. The Boers 
have had practically no army but cavalry and light 
artillery. The English have had largely infantry and 
long range heavy artillery. And the story of the war 
already told is that twenty thousand Boer cavalrymen 
have evaded and constantly harassed the English 
army of 200,000 men. And England has learned what 
she has learned at the cost of $500,000,000, and tho 
lives of over 20,000 soldiers. The atmosphere on both 
sides of the Atlantic is surcharged with tho military 
spirit. And it takes no prescient prophet to predict 
what this means for the war horso. And all our horses 
are war horses. — Western Horseman. 


William C. Whitney Purchases the Great Son 
of Hanover. 

It was a cold, stormy night in New York last Wed- 
nesday evening when the sale of the Marcus Daly 
horses began at Madison Square Garden under the 
management of the Fasig-Tipton Company, with Wil- 
liam Easton as auctioneer. 

The first animal to be offered was the famous stallion 
Hamburg. When the stallion was brought into the 
ring the bidding commenced at $25,000. It was im- 
mediately raised by one bid to $40,000, then to $41,000 
and next to $45,000. Here the figure stood for a 
moment and then advanced by easy stages to $58,000, 
and finally to 160,000. For that sum the horse at last 
was sold to William C. Whitney, being bid in by John 
F. Madden who formerly sold Hamburg to Mr. Daly. 
The principal opposing bidder was J. B. Haggin, the 
California horseman, owner of the famous stud at 
Rancho del Paso. 

Hamburg, a son of Hanover and Lady Reel, was 
foaled in 1895 and was purchased by Mr. Daly from 
John Madden at the reported price of $41,000. As a 
two year old he won twelve out of sixteen starts, was 
second three times and third once. The next season 
he lost the Belmont stakes to Bowling Brook by a close 
margin, but immediately after began a phenomenal 
series of successes, during which he won the First 
Special at Gravesend, the Swift and Realization at 
Sheepshead Bay and the Brighton cup at Brighton 
Beach. He was retired as a three year old and placed 
in the stud. 

The following horses brought $500 or over at the 
first night's sale, fifty-two head being disposed of and 
John Mackay. acting for J. B. Haggin being the larg- 
est purchaser in point of numbers: 

Hamburg, b s, 1895, William C. Whitney, (80,000. 
Tammany, eh h, 1889, Miehael Murphy, Philadelphia, M0001 
Bathampton, imported, b h, 1S91, J. B. Haggin, *S«KXi. 
Ogden, imported, br h, 1894, William Lakeland. New York $430. 
Isidor, imported, eh h, 1894, G. F. Smith, New York, HOOD, 
The Pepper, eh h, 1889, S. C. Clyne, Lexington, Ky., 19000. 
Annot Lyle, imported, b m, 1893, John Boden, New York, $8fX). 
Ascetic-ism, imported, br m, !8<hi, Eugene Fisher. Paris, Ky.,$85(i- 
Ave Maria, eh m, 1893, J. B. Haggin, $1(100. 

Ayrshire Rose, imported, ch m, UBS, J. B. Fisher, Paris, Ky.,t820P- 
Belinda, b m, 1895, John Boden, $800. 

Belle of Butte, b m, 18SK), Wilson Thompson, New York, 1790. 

Barridale, b m, 1894, J. B. Haggin, $*XX>. 

Bettie Blaise, blk m, 1889, Miehael Murphy. $2!H»). 

Hlaek Tap, imported, 1) m, 1895, Eugene Fisher, $15(1(1. 

Boise, imported, b m, 1894. J. B. Haggin, $41X1(1. 

British Blue Blood, blk m, 1890, John Madden, New York, $I(I5(>. 

Huttermore, imported, blk m, 1884, J. B. Haggin, $->HXl. 

Goutte d'Or, imported, b m, 1888, John Madden, HUG. 

Greenwich, b m, 1899, John Madden, 11000. 

Gwendoliu, imported, b m, 1891, John Boden. MHO. 

Heart of Midlothian, ch m, 189", J. B. Haggin, $l(XXi. 

Casseopia, imported, ch m, 1894. J. B. Haggin, $1101. 

Castalia, ch m, 1888, \V. C. Whitney, $3800. 

Cockernony, imported, ch m, 1894, J. B. Haggin, 10500. 

Coalesce, imported, b m. 1891, Michael Murphy, $J2(«). 

Contradiction, imported, b m, 1887, Wilson Thompson, $4im. 

Crisis, imported, b m, 1893, J. B. Haggin, $2100. 

Dartway, imported, b m, 1898, J. B. Haggin, M00, 

Dartle, b m. J. B. Haggin, $2100. _ 

Dcsayung, imported, br m, 1894, C. B. Reed, Gallatin, Teun., $lfi( 0. 
Drusilla, imported, b m, 1889, J. B. Haggin, IB HO. 
Garterless. b m, 1897, J. B. Haggin, $411X1. 
riant d'Or, b m. 1887, John E. Madden, $1(1011. 

A green pacer by Brown Hal belonging to William 
Gerst of Nashville, Tenn., is said to be one of the 
fastest pacing stallions without a record in the world. 

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Mambrino King. 

H. H. Cross, the noted animal painter, who painted 
the picture of Mambrino King for C. J. Hamlin several 
years ago, in speaking of the dead sire, said: "With- 
out a doubt he was the handsomest horse in the world 
in his prime. I painted him as a three year old for 
Mr. Herr, of Lexington, Ky., and some yerrs later for 
Mr. Hamlin. When I heard of King's death I was in 
Alaska on a hunting trip. I immediately wrote to 
Mr. Hamlin my regrets at so great a loss, and added 
that in the show ring Mambrino King was never really 
defeated, but sometimes cheated. I never expect to 
see a horse of his magnificent carriage. When posing 
for a picture or on exhibition at Madison .Square 
Garden I believe that Mambrino King actually knew 
that he must act and look his prettiest." 


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Joe Ripley made his reappearance on the turf last 
Saturday after an absence of several seasons and 
showed some of his old time form, running second in a 
race at a mile. It is to be hoped that he received no 
money for finishing second as he was not eligible to 
start," the conditions of the race being "for horses that 
have started and not won since September 1, 1900.'' 

Place and show horses seem to be in hard luck at 
Tanforan. On two occasions last week horses which 
finished third were placed outside the money by the 
judges, and on Saturday in the race won by Dolly 
Westhoff the occupants of the stand were unable to 
separate the second, third and fourth horses, and 
finally decided to call it a dead heat between Grand 
Sachem and Dandy Jim for the place. 

Curly Brown claimed Sad Sam out of a selling race 
last week. The horse in his first start in his new 
owner's colors showed great improvement, forcing Joe 
Frey to run six furlongs in 1:12J (a new track record) 
to beat him. 

Bill Garrett is a pretty shifty sort of selling plater 
just at present. Last Monday ho took up 111 pounds 
and ran six and a half furlongs in 1:33$, cutting three 
seconds off the track record and winning cleverly from 
Gold Or and Ordmmg, which both appeared to be out- 
classed by the winner. 

The end of the litigation between Jockey Coburn 
and Atkins &*Lottridge appears to be at hand. Mr. 
Lottridge stated that he had disposed of Coburn's con- 
tract to George Bennett the turfman and bookmaker. 
Coburn is riding in excellent form at present and 
should prove one of the stars on the Western tracks 
during the coming season. 

California race goers had an opportunity to see Tod 
Sloan at his best last Saturday in the Winter handi- 
cap. His handling of The Lady in this race was a 
masterly piece of horsemanship, the like of which was 
never before seen on a California race course. Sloan 
is certainly worthy of the great reputation he has 
gained and enjoys the distinction of being in a class by 

The second race on the card at Tanforan last Mon- 
day, in which Marshal Neil went to the post an odds 
on favorite, was a ridiculous farce from every stand- 
point. Such races do no good to the sport and it is to 
be hoped that some action will be taken by the 
stewards to prevent a repetition of such an occurence. 

The entries for the stake events of the Latonia 
Jockey Club, which closed on January 15th, were given 
out last week as follows: Clipsetta, for two year old 
fillies, fifty-six entries. The Harold, for two year old 
colts, sixty-five entries. Tobacco, for three year olds 
and upward, fifty-five entries. Turf Congress Handi- 
cap, forty-two entries. Derby for 1901, seventy-eight 
entries. Oaks for 1901, fortv-eight entries. Derby for 
1902, fifty-eight entries. "Oaks for 1902, fifty-two 

The highest price ever paid for a yearling was given 
by W. S. Sievier at the Eaton Stud sale at New- 
market, on July 4th, and it was 10,000 guineas, or 
nearly $50,000, for a filly by Persimmon, winner of the 
Triple Crown in England, and Ornament, by Bend Or. 
At the coming sale of the late Marcus Daly's Bitter 
Root Stock Stock in New York a yearling filly bred 
on exactly the same lines is to be sold. She is by Per- 
simmon, dam Field Azure by Bend Or. Field Azure 
has already been the mother of winners, Harp Or, 
Wreath Or and Admiral Dewey, all by Kilwarlin, hav- 
ing given good accounts of themselves. Admiral 
Dewey especially distinguished himself, as he won last 
year the Sandown Foal Stake at Sandown, the distance 
being one mile and a quarter. Among those he de- 
feated was Winnifreda, winner of The Oaks and Strong- 
bow. It will be interesting to watch and see how much 
this royally bred youngster will bring in America, as 
comparod with what was given for her relative in 

Among the heirlooms of theReiff family years hence 
that will no doubt be very highly prized will be the 
following dispatch received by the diminutive jockey, 
Johnny Reiff, from King Edward VII. of England in 
response to a message of condolence sent him on the 
death of his mother, the Queen. "My Dear Little 
Johnny: Your tender message of sympathy to me in 
this, the saddest hour of affliction that I have over 
known, will be one of my most ehorished assurances of 
a brave American boy's love. I thank you. Your 
true friend and comrade in the old days. 


According to a Memphis dispatch, C. J. Fitzgerald, 
the well known starter at the metropolitan tracks, is 
to start at the spring meeting of the New Memphis 
Jockey Club. Capt. James H. Rcos will bo judge and 
Col. S. M. Apperson one of his associates. 

All doubts as to whether Imp will race again or as 
to where she will race are set at rest by a letter 
received by Secretary Ralph Bayard of the Brighton 
Beach Association, from Dan Harness. It is as fol- 
lows: "Dear Sir: Your letter of the 10th inst. is 
received. My friends have prevailed upon me to lot 
Imp go out again, and I have mado arrangements with 
Mr. Peter Wimmer to handle her the coming season. 
She will leave home about February 1st for New York, 
in company with the Wimmer horses, which are win- 
tering in Kentucky. I am sorry, very sorry, that sho 
is not in the Brighton Handicap and cup, now closed, 
of which you send me printed copies of the ontries. 
Imp is, to all appearances, as good as she ever was, 
and if Mr. Wimmer gets her on edge the horses that 
beat her will know they have been to the races." 

Mr. Broderick Cloete, the wealthy English turfman 
who has been spending a few weeks in this State, has 
purchased the contract of jockey Willio Buchanan 
from Barney Schreiber, the St. Louis bookmaker and 
horse owner. Under the terms of the contract to ride 
on the other side, Buchanan is to receive a salary of 
$8000 yearly for a term of three years with permission 
to accept outside mounts. Richard Marsh, who trains 
the horses of Mr. Coete, also has charge of the racing 
stable of his Majesty King Edward VII. So it is moro 
than probable that Buchanan may fall into the position 
which was at one timo reported to have been assigned 
to Tod Sloan. 

One of the statisticians of the turf shows that no 
less than thirty-three three year olds last year won 
$5000 or over, and that the totiil winnings of this bunch 
amounted to $.'521,715. By his victory in tho Champion 
Stakes at Sheepshead Bay, Pierre Lorillard's David 
Garriek heads the list with $25,510, F. D. Beard's 
Pi'inco of Melbourne, winner of the Realization, is 
second, with $22,415, and Sidney Lucas, the American 
Derby winner, third, with $20,759. The Lady, who is 
fourth, with $1.'!, 109, won twenty-two races, no filly, 
either in this country or England, having won that 
number before it is said. James McLaughlin's First 
Whip, with eighteen wins, heads the list of tho colts in 
tho matter of races won. 

A correspondent asks tho age and breeding of Wing. 
She is recorded in the Stud Book as a bay or brown 
filly by imported Dundee (son of The Rake and Flora 
Macdonald by Knight of the Garter), first dam Right- 
wing by Renown, second dam Beeswing by Ballinkeel, 
third dam Orphan Girl by Muggins, fourth dam by 
Wagner, fifth dam by Stockholder. 

There will be at least thirty American jockeys riding 
in Europe the coming season. Among those who have 
crossed the ocean or contemplate doing so are Lester 
Reiff, Johnny Reiff, Maher, Gray, Freeman, Henry, 
Spencer, Jed Waldo, Will Waldo, Rigby, Cash Sloan, 
Morgan, J. Weber, Jenkins, Eddie Jones, Mc.Ioynt 
and Mclntyre. 

The steeplechase jockey De Soto, who was suspended 
indefinitely at Hawthorne on August 17, 1889, for a 
peculiar ride on Thomas Hum's Uncle Jim, was in- 
formed by Secretary Hopper yesterday that the sus- 
pension had been removed and his license granted last 
October. De Soto may ride this season for John 

Chacornac, b g, 4, by imp. Juvenal, dam imp. Lseti- 
tia, and Tommy Atkins, ch c. 3, by imp. Masetto, dam 
Quesal, the property of J. R. and F. P. Keene, were 
sent to England on Saturday, January 19th, by the 
steamer Marquette. They will join the balance of the 
Keene stable at Newmarket. Chacornac won the 
Futurity of 1899, but only started in one race last year, 
when he received an injury which laid him up the 
latter part of the season. Tommy Atkins was one of 
the two year old cracks of 1900, and both should be 
heard from on the English turf. Tommy Atkins is 
engaged in the English Derby. 

Commando is entered in the American Derby. Bally- 
hoo Bey is also in that event, and the meeting of the 
three year olds at Chicago will be one of the most in- 
teresting races of the year should the stars of the past 
season be fit for the race. Mr. Keene has an idea, and 
James Rowe shares it with him, that Commando will 
be a good horse over a distance of ground; perhaps a 
better horse than Tommy Atkins. If they are correct 
in their notion Commrndo will have a splondid oppor- 
tunity to show his class at the long routes when he 
strikes the Derby crowd. 

Trainer Julius Bauer, who manages the stable of 
A. Featherstone, has been on a trip through Europe, 
and had his eyes opened while abroad. On his return 
to New York last week he said: "I do not think there 
is any antipathy among English racing mon toward 
American trainers, horsemen or jockeys of good class. 
I believe that all the talk and trouble of that nature 
that came up last season was due to the hangers-on 
and 'touts' that invaded the English tracks from this 
side, and represented themselves as this or that Ameri- 
can jockeys or well known horseman." 

E. S. Gardner, Sr., turfman and breeder, died at his 
home Avondale, near Washvillo, Tenn., January 2(ith. 
Mr. Gardner was proprietor of Avondalo stud, at tho 
head of which is imp. Quicklime, and was widely 
known to turfmen throughout tho United States. The 
mare Ida Pickwick made the Avondale colors famous 
in the West; Mr. Gardner was 57 years old, and a 
man of wealth. 

The London Sporting Times says it is not likely the 
King's colors will be soon on the turf during the period 
of mourning. His stud will probably be transferred 
temporarily to Marcus Beresford. 

Jockey Richard Clawson, who has been ill with pul- 
monary trouble in the Adirondacks for some time, is 
reported as having taken a turn for tho worse, and 
under tho advice of his physician will soon go to Ashe- 
ville or some othor place in North Carolina in the hope 
of recuperating his health. Clawson 's trouble was 
brought on by trying to keep down to riding weight 
last year. 

Upon the invitation of President McKinley, Troop 
A, Ohio National Guard, of Cleveland, will act as his 
personal escort at the Inauguration ceremonies in 
Washington, March 4th. This is tho second timo tho 
troop has been honored in this manner. Tho troop is 
making preparations to secure eighty coal black horses 
for tho occasion. Four years ago the troop's horses 
were the admiration of every one. J. B. Perkins, a 
prominent man' of Cleveland, scoured tho entiro coun- 
try to got eighty horses of tho same color, all black. 
After the inauguration people paid fancy pricos for the 
famous blacks, but two months later complaints wero 
received from many purchasers that tho black had 
commenced to wear off. A few brown horses had been 
painted black. 

The Lady ran a remarkable race in the Winter 
Handicap at Tanforan last Saturday and showed her- 
self to be a mare of high class and groat speed. Mr.. 
Ezell has received several offers for the marc and may 
sell her; it was reported that Burns & Water house had 
made a tempting offer for her, with a view of starting 
her in the Burns Handicap. These gentlemen have 
been very desirous of winning this stake for a number 
of years past, but have never been able to get a good 
horse to tho post fit. The Lady, on the form shown 
in her last race, certainly looks to be the best prospect 
for a winner out of those liable to start in that event. 

Buchanan has at last succeeded in winning with a 
short priced favorite, and it is now up to Tommy 

Brenhelda's race last Tuesday was a most disgrace- 
ful one and will gain no laurels for her owner or 
trainor. Sho showed no speed at any part of tho. 
route and finished outside the money in a field which 
she outclassed "from shoes to plates." 

Cunard a green two year old colt by imp. Goldfincli- 
Lucania from the string of G. B. Morris won his first 
start on Tuesday last, running tho three furlongs in 
35} seconds, which is a new track record for Tanforan 

The colors of D. E. White wero seen at Tanforan last 
Tuesday after an absonce of throe years or so from 
local tracks. Mr. White uncorked a good thing in the 
last race, The Phoenician, ridden by Bullman, was the 
real goods, and was taken to the front at gate raise 
and every post made a winning one. Mr. White backed 
his horse heavily at sixes and made a large winning 
over his victory. 

One of the best known turfmen in England, Sir 
George Chetwynd, an owner of thoroughbreds and a 
life long friend of the Prince of Wales, has been speak- 
ing of English racing matters said: "All this hue and 
cry about doping horses is worse than silly. Doping 
has been practiced on the English turf for twenty-five 
years. My horse, Chypre, winner of the Ascot stakes 
in 1875, went to the post doped. It was a lazy and un- 
manageable brute, and needed stimulant. Veracity 
the Cambridgeshire winner in 1888 proved the effi- 
ciency of dope." 

A new owner to make his bow to tho turf this year 
is William Spence, now owning the famous Maximo 
Gomez. He was at one time a steeplechase rider, later 
it is said, a valet to Jockey Clawson. He was also at 
one time a commissioner for Sam C. Hildreth. 

Mr. Edward Corrigan, who sailed for England a 
week ago last Saturday, took with him two promising 
young jockeys, "Jed" and "Willie" Waldo, sons of 
the Kansas City turfman. "Jed" is 15 years old and 
"Willie" 13. Both boys have been riding with success 
during the past year, and according to Mr. Corrigan, 
will make their mark among the lightweight jockeys 
riding in England. 

The winter meeting at Chesapeake Bay Beach has 
been declared off, owing to an attachment for $40,000 
having been secured against the improvement com- 
pany. The company last fall held out great induce- 
ments to owners, and also applied to the Jockey Club 
for a license, which was refused. Still a meeting was 
announced to begin directly after the close at Ben- 
nings, but it was postponed from timo to time, until 
now it is declared off for the winter at least. 

News comes of the death of Handball, recently sold 
by Col. Milton Young to tho Cobham stud of England. 
He contracted pneumonia on the trip over. Handball 
was a chestnut colt by Hanover-Keepsake by Onon- 
daga, was foaled in 1895, and bred by Milton Young at 
the McGrathiana stud, Lexington, Ky. His racing 
qualities were leased to P. J. Dwyor, and as a two year 
old he started twenty-three times, winning on three 
occasions, and being second in no less than fourteen 
events. His principal victories were the Expectation 
and the Tromont stakos at Brooklyn. As a three year 
old he started in twenty-ono races, winning four, being 
second eight times, and third twice. He won a mile 
handicap at Morris Park, tho Tidal stakes at Coney- 
Island, carrying 122 pounds; tho Jerome handicap at 
Morris Park, and tho Bronze Highweight handicap at 
Morris Park, with 120 pounds up. As a four year old 
he started four times, was first onco and third twice, 
his solitary win being a selling race at Brooklyn. Last 
year Milton Young trailed Handball with the Cobham 
stud for Sorcerer by Ormonde-Cruciblo. Sorcerer 
arrivod safely in this country and is now at the Mc- 
Grathiana stud farm. 

Tho directors of the new Louisville Jockey Club 
have decided to add six moro days to tho spring moot- 
ing, making eighteen in all. This is three moro days 
than has ever before boon given tho patrons of tho 
Louisville race track, and entails an additional expense 
of $15,000 for purses, none of which will be less than 
$400. The Derby will bo run on April 29th. There 
wore no changes' in the officers of the Jockey Club. 

Breedors should avail themselves of the opportunity 
offored this year to breed a few mares to Mr. Fd. Cor- 
rigan's two grandly bred stallions, Riley and imported 
Artillery. Riloy is a son of the great Longfellow, was 
himself a stake winner and is a sire of stake winners* 
Imported Artillery is a son of the great Australian sire 
Muskot, and loft many winners in Australia and 
already has a number here. The stallions will be bred 
to a few outsido maros at terms that will bo mado 
known by addressing Mr. J. J. Green, manager of Mr. 
Corrigan's Monument Ranch, Sacramento, Cal. It is 
Mr. Corrigan's intention to breed his imported stallion 
Brantome by St. Simon, to about half tho mares on 
the Monument ranch this season, tho other half to be 
divided between Riley and imported Artillery. The 
great success the St. Simon Musket cross is meeting 
with in England, America and Australia, has hid Mr. 
Corrigan to try a unison of these two crosses on his own 
farm. Ho wifi therefore save his Artillery fillies to 
broed to Brantome in 1893. 


[February 2, 1901 




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LARGER PURSES will be offered on the Grand Cir- 
cuit this year than for many seasons past. The 
purses already announced provide for nearly half a 
million dollars, and the horse that goes through the 
circuit, starting at Detroit and is able to finish inside 
the money with any regularity, can earn a large sum 
for his owner. Readville will renew the $10,000 Massa- 
chusetts for 2:13 trotters, and Providence has raised 
the value of the Roger Williams to the same amount. 
Both Readville and Providence will give $10,000 for 
pacers. The M. & M. and Chamber of Commerce at 
Detroit will give the horses of both gaits chances to 
win large sums at the opening of the circuit, and all 
down the line stakes of $1000 to $20,000 will be offered 
this year. Wo are not of those who believe that all 
the California bred horsos should bo kept at home to 
race for the small purses which our local associations 
can afford to offer. California, considering its popula- 
tion, gives more and larger purses for trotters and 
pacers than any State in the Union, but we cannot 
compete with the Grand Circuit, which consists of ten 
meetings divided between seven of the most densely- 
populated States. We say, therefore, to our owners 
and trainers who have high class horses and can afford 
tho trip, to enter on the Grand Circuit and may you 
win money for yourselves and fame for your horsos and 
State. Horses that can trot four or five heats in 2:12 
or better may earn large sums in the East. If they 
are not up to that point of speed and endurance they 
have no business monkeying with the Grand Circuit 
buzz saw. We believe California will have a very good 
harness circuit this year — ton weeks or more of purses 
ranging from $500 to $1000. There will probably bo 
not very many of the latter, but as many as the asso- 
ciation can possibly afford. Many horsos have been 
taken East in the past with the idea of making a tour 
of tho big meetings, but after arrival the owners found 
that the only way to earn expenses was to race for 
small purses on the half-mile rings at the country fairs. 
We often hear horsemen refer to the old days when 
$1000 purses were the rulo here, but it must be remem- 
bered that those were the days of ten per cent, 
entrance and when the annual race meet of one week 
was about the only amusement tho people of the coun- 
try districts had. There was moro money in circula- 
tion then, farmers were getting rich selling wheat at 
Stents a pound, while now they are going broke trying 
to make a living with the cereal at 70 cents a hundred. 
But matters are improving. The farmers are finding 
that well bred horsos, cattle, sheep and hogs can be 
produced and sold at a profit and the day of the big 
wheat farm is passing. California is better off this year 
than she was last, and progress is the word in almost 
every line. The district associations that give fairs 
and race meetings this year will doubtless give as large 
purses as they can possibly afford. an« horsemen will 

find that horses that can win here can earn a pretty 
fair sum. Horse values are going up and a well man- 
nered horse that is fast or stylish can be sold for a fair 
price. So wo say, train your horsos this year. Thoro 
will be plenty of racing hero at home, and if you 
develop a real cracker jack there is big money for 
him in tho East. 

SOME OF THE Western associations are talking of 
giving free-for-all stallion races for big money, in 
imitation of the one which was so successful at Read- 
ville last season. In looking over the material for sen- 
sational events in 1901, it looks as though a free-for-all 
class, open to mares, stallions and geldings wouldJbe 
better than one exclusively for entire horses. Of 
course, tho great danger in such anevont would be the 
possibility that Tho Abbot would either frighten out 
the others or would so far outclass them in the public 
mind as to detract from tho interest in the race. In 
an event open to stallions only, however, Cresceus 
looms over the others as much or more than does The 
Abbot over tho whole lot. Then again there is little 
new material in sight for a stallion race, while an open 
event would doubtless bring out Lord Derby 2:0", 
Goorgena 2:07i, Boralma 2:08 and others which last 
year showed free-for-all speed. There are a great 
many horsemen who think it would be a mistake to 
leave out Boralma, as they believe Mr. Lawson's geld- 
ing to be the coming trotter. 

THE BELSHAW BILL, which provides that pool- 
selling and bookmaking are unlawful unless con- 
ducted in the buildings or on the grounds where actual 
contests are held, has been turned down by the Com- 
mittee on Corporations to which it was referred. The 
committee, by a vote of 7 to 1, recommended that it 
do not pass. Senators R. Porter Ashe and Frank W. 
Leavitt, who aro connected with racing, both spoke in 
opposition to the measure. They contended that, 
however desirable anti-poolroom legislation might be, 
it ought to emanate only from the local legislative 
body. The trouble with this contention is that small 
suburban towns can be colonized by a lot of voters 
from near by largo cities and poolrooms thereby foisted 
on communities that do not desire them. Take Sausa- 
lito as an example. The actual residents and property 
owners of that pretty little town do not desire the 
poolrooms, but the "water front" controls the elections 
by voters who have no interest in the town except to 
work in or about tho poolrooms. 

A QUARTETTE of threo-year-old colts that are 
considered by the race goers here in California to 
be a very high class lot, will race at a mile to-day at 
Tanforan for $1400, of which sum the San Francisco 
Jockey Club gives $1000 and the owners put up $100 
each. Articulate, Brutal, Canmore and Rolling Boer 
aro the colts that will make up this notable bunch of 
blue bloods and each will have his admirers and back- 
ers. Tod Sloan will probably ride Articulate, O'Conner 
will bo up on Brutal, Mounce will guide Canmore. and 
Nash Turner if he can make the weight will pilot 
Rolling Boor. The race will be weight for age, seven 
pounds below the scale. The fact that these four colt 9 
are considered to be the best of their age now racing 
on this coast adds great interest to the event, especially 
as all four will go East to race this year whore they 
will have to meet the best in America. The race wilj 
draw a tremendous crowd to Tanforan if the weather 
is fair. 

A STALLION SHOW will be held again this year 
at the town of Livermore and the date is set- for 
next month as will be seen from a news item published 
on another page and taken from the Herald of that pro- 
gressive town. The show last year was a great success 
and all want it repeated. No prizes aro given at th ls 
show, but stallion owners take their horses there with 
a few of their colts to let tho peoplo see what sort of 
animals aro in the stud in Alameda and Contra Costa 
counties. Last year a number of good sales resulted. 
We suggest in the horsemen of other oitiee that they 
emulate the example of the Livermore people. It will 
not cost a twenty dollar piece for expenses and will at- 
trace many peoplo to the town. 

Among tho stallions that will be at service at Wood- 
land this year (and that town threatens to bo tho horse 
centre of' California before long) will be Tuberose, a 
six year old son of Falrose 2:1!), sire of Don 2:10. Tu- 
berose is a good sized, handsome stallion that is con- 
sidered by all who have seen him in his work to be 
pretty close to a two-minute horse. Ho has started 
in but one race and that was at Dixon last year in a 
local trot. It was in tho midst of tho stud season and 
Tuberose had no preparation for tho contest, but he 
trotted tho last half mile of one heat, timed by several 
reliable parties, in 1:07J and an eighth of this half was 
in 15 seconds. Horsemen who saw it say it was one of 
the most remarkable exhibitions of speed ever seen on 
a raco track. Mr. Nason, of Dixon, issued a challenge 
to match a two year old full sister of Tuberose against 
any two yoar old in tho State for $1000 a side and had 
no takers. Tuberose is 16 hands high and weighs 1140 
pounds. He is a bay with black points and a mag- 
nificent specimen of tho American trotting breed. He 
is in charge of Charles Johnson at Woodland. 

Horse Items From Marysville. 

On January 25th I made a visit to Mr. William 
Hogoboom's place at Marysville and spent an exceed- 
ingly pleasant day among his horsos. On his return 
home from the circuit last year all the horses cam- 
paigned were turned out and since that time have not 
been in harness. 

Eula Mac 2:17J, the little McKinney mare that has 
gone through the stakes in her two and three year old 
form and has never met defeat, has filled out into a 
good si?ed mare. She, together with tho others to be 
raced this year, will commence jogging the 1st of Feb- 
ruary. William is confident that Eula will bo ready 
money in her class this year and I think it will be less 
surprising to road of her going in 2:10 than a great 
many that aro touted as sure to do so as I was told that 
she trotted a half in 1:04 at Santa Rosa at tho Breeders 
meeting and I saw her step to the half in the second 
heat of the Occident Stako in Sacramento in 1:05] and 
that's speed enough for any one's three year old. Then 
we all know that the McKinney's improvo with age. 

He has a brown three year old coltChas. H. by Lyn- 
mont 2:231 dam Elmoreno that is entered in the three 
year old stakes for this year that is as fine a looking 
colt as there is in tho State and I think is the bast bet 
of the season that ho will be there to score up for the 
the word as Lynmont has a trick of putting a set of 
wear and tear legs under his colts that stand the nec- 
essary drilling to trot young. Mr. H. sajs that all the 
colts that ho has trained and raced as two and three 
yoar olds by Lvnmont, not one has broken down and 
this fellow trotted a mile last June in 2:36 and quarters 
too fast to write about, after which he was turned out. 

I was next shown a bay filly by Lynmont dam by 
Waldstein that will be raced in tho green classes. 
These three together with two or three that he will 
handle for other parties will make up Mr. Hogoboom's 
racing string in 1901. 

Daimont, looking big and strong, is being used by 
Mrs. H. for a driving horso and she says will not be 
raced this season. I was shown a number of fine look- 
ing colts with good trotting action by Lynmont that 
will be heard from in the future, also their sire Lyn- 
mont who at the age of fourteen looks what ho is, one 
of tho handsomest big stallions in the State and Mr. 
H. says he can take him out any day and breeze 
through tho stretch in 34 seconds. 

The subject of organizing an Amateur Driving Club is 
at the present time being discussed among tho amateur 
drivers in Sacramento and there is little doubt but 
that such a club will bo organized in the near future 
and matinee races hold rogularly through tho spring 
and oarly summer and should prove an excellent thing 
for horse interests here. THE ROADITE. 

A Highly Successful Fair. 

We found the following item in a recent issue of that 

newsy journal the Chicago Borte Zfi view. 

Secretary W. K. Mohr has forwarded the auditor's 
report for 1900, which clearly proves the popularity of 
the great Allentown, Pa., fair. The fair receipts last 
year amounted to $33,077.61, and the expenditures were 
$19,401.31, showing a net profit of $14,576. There are 
few fair associations charging but 25 cents admission 
fee that can show such large profits. Tho Moating in- 
debtedness is but $11,000, and the total cost of the 
grounds and buildings almost $112,000. The semi-cen- 
tennial anniversary of tho society will be celebrated 
next Sepetmber with more than ordinary splendor. 
Tho financial exhibit shows what enterprise and wise 
management will do for a fair association. Allentown 
has always been fortunate in this regard without ex- 

Interested in what sort of a racing program was 
offered by an association that could show a profit of 
$14,000 on a four days' meeting at a half-mile track in 
a city of 35,000 population, we turned to the issue of 
October 2, 1900, of the Horxc Review, and found the 
program to be as follows: 2:50 trot $300, 2:33 pace 
$200, 2:25 trot $500, 2:20 trot $500, 2:19 pace $500, 2:15 
trot $600, 2:34 trot $500, free-for-all pace $1000, 2:17 
pace $1000, 2:15 pace $600, free-for-all trot $800, 2:24 
pace $500, and on the big day Joe Patchen went 
against time and won in 2:05}, for a sum not stated. 
Tho fastest time in any race was 2:09J in the froe-for- 
pace, and in the freo-for-all trot, 2:14:} was the best 
mile. Allentown is in tho centro of a dense population, 
railroad facilities are good and fares low, and yot four 
days' racing with twelve races was tho extent of the 
program. It is evident that the Allentown folks know 
how to nurse a good thing. Many associations in other 
localities where the conditions are tho same would try 
to string the meeting out to two woeks or moro and 
the result would be that tho harness racing would lose 
its position as a sport, degenerate into a gambling 
scheme and soon be in ill repute. There is a lesson in 
the report of Allentown fair that will do to study. 

One of the best entered three year old trotters in 
this country is Neville Graddy by Ondale, son of On- 
ward, dam Gracie N. by Crittendon. He is eligible to 
start in $51,500 worth of 9takes. 

February 2, 1901] 


Coming Events. 

Feb. 22— Grand open-to all blue rock tournament. Ingleside. 

March 10, 1901— Empire Gun Club. Merchandise Shoot. Blue 
Rocks. Alameda Point. 

April 1, 2, 3, 4, 5— Ninth Annual Grand American Handicap 
Tournament. Live birds. Interstate Association. Interstate 
Park. Queens, L. I. 

April 9, 10, It, 12— Baltimore Shooting Association. Amateur 
Eighth annual tournament. Live birds and targets. Baltimore 

July 23, 24, 25, 26— Second Annual Grand American Handicap 
Tournament. Blue rocks. Interstate Association. Interstate 
Park. Queens, L. I. 

The Laird Bill Unsatisfactory. A Substitute 

The game bill introduced by Senator Laird, it tran- 
spires, was not acceptable to many members of the 
Legislature who were alive to the proper measures 
needed in the interest of game protection. That bill 
has been sidetracked and another bill introduced, em- 
bracing practically all the features of the Laird bill, 
and also including most all of the principal measures 
of the bill proposed by the game convention. These 
are, the prohibition of night shooting, netting or trap- 
ping of wild ducks, etc., a clause also appears provid- 
ing against the shipment by common carriers of more 
than the limit number of birds and also providing for 
the identification of shipper and consignee and the 
style of game package, so that ready inspection of its 
contents is allowed. 

Several features in the proposed bill, the power dele- 
gated to the county governments for instance, would 
not stand the test of legal scrutiny, as had been inti- 
mated, and were of course eliminated. 

As a reason for the paucity of game protection mate- 
rial in the Laird bill, the excuse was given by its 
sponsors that it was introduced for the purpose that 
time would be gained by its early appearance. That 
this was a specious fallacy is clearly made apparent by 
subsequent proceedings. As the matter stands now 
there is a prospect of much amendment and possibly 
many readings; this will take much time and labor 
with the not remote chance of an ultimate rejection of 
the whole subject. This would be an injury to the 
people that can be ill afforded, but for which the 
stigma can be placed upon the one or two individuals 
who are responsible for the present muddle. That the 
situation is understood by the promoters is believed; it 
is reported that there is a disposition to let go in the 
attempt to force matters and accept what can be got — 
half a loaf jbeing better than no bread. 

With the Hun ters. 

No guns were on the ponds of the Tulle Belle or Ibis 
clubs on Sunday. 

The gun clubs whose members shoot on the Peta- 
luma and Sonoma marshes had very indifferent shoot- 
ing during Sunday last. 

Seven members of the Empire Gun Club were 
credited with a total of two careless ducks as the show- 
ing for breaking the Sabbath. 

Quail shipments to the dealers this week denote a 
plentiful supply of birds in Monterey and Calaveras 
counties. The retail price has been $1 per dozen. 

In the "Black Hills" back of San Bruno many wild 
pigeons have been shot for several weeks past. The 
birds abound in the San Pedro region also. Hunters 
in Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz 
counties have had great sport shooting pigeons for the 
past three weeks. The birds are also reported to be 
plentiful in the wooded canyons near Livermore. 

During the first of the week many sacks of ducks 
were shipped to the city. These birds were sent in 
from various points; the ducks seem to have become well 
scattered and the majority of them were not in good 
condition. One downtown restaurateur is reported to 
have purchased 200 dozen ducks for the purpose of 
placing them in cold storage. This presupposes the 
possibility that they will be served after the season is 

A Canvasback Gun Club shooting party, composed 
of Peter McRae, Jos. J. Sweeney, N. H. Hickman, 
Fred Johnson, James Maynard, Jr., and a guest, found 
the weather on the Suisun marsh on Sunday to be 
warm and pleasant. Mudhens were plontiful and 
ducks scarce. Joe Sweeney slipped away from the 
preserve and managed to bag a nice string of fat 
mallards in another portion of the marsh. 

Cinnamon teal have commenced to make their annual 
appearance on the Suisun marshes. These handsome 
and excellent table ducks are the last comers of the 
Anas family to our marshes whore many of them breed 
during the early spring and stay all summer, along 
toward tho fall they take flight, going southward as 
far as the Central American Coast. Years ago they 
could be counted on Joyco island, in the summer time, 
by the thousands. 

Hyp Justins and A. D. McClellan stirred up the 
feathered denizons of the southern bay off Belmont 
last Sunday morning. The hunters were in a boat and 
kept after the birds incessantly, bagging a "can" or a 
blue bill at intervals. Many of tho birds took refuge 
in the marsh, which temporarily was unvisitod by 
hunters. The boys afterwards posted thomselves in 
blinds located at a point on tho line of flight, during 
the afternoon when tho ducks sought the bay again 
the hunters killed a big string of ducks. The day was 
warm with but little wind blowing, which conditions 
favored the hunters. 

The Colusa Sun says the record to date shows tho num- 
ber of birds killed on tho preserve of Colusa Gun Club 
by members this season to be 3052. The best month 
was October, when 1390 were bagged; Novombor, 903: 
December, 657, and up to this time this month, 102, 
which makes tho above total. C. W. Tuttle parried 
off the honors for tho greatest number of birds killed, 
having to his credit 305, while Burr H. Mitchell has 
the honor of making the largest bag in one day, ho 
having killed 92. Bud Welch carried off tho booby 
prize for one day's shoot, the game keeper's register 
showing one mud hen and a shunk. 

Black brant shooting is still an enjoyable sport on 
Tomales bay, premising favorable conditions, weather, 
wind and tide. A quartette of hunters composed of 
H. W. Keller, F. G. Sanborn, Al Wilson and Orrin 
Pock last Sunday bagged elovon of tho dainty birds 
and also nearly two dozen ducks, mixed in variety. 
The day was a scorcher, not a whiff of wind to temper 
the sun's rays beating down on tho hunters lying low 
in their boats far out on tho bosom of the bay. A high 
tide in the morning also helped to spoil the chances for 
a shoot, the boats came in at 11 o'clock, there being no 
further inducement to try for a shot as the birds would 
not fly. 

The Marin County Gun Club, whose preserve em 
braces a tract comprising about 47 acres of marsh and 
adjacent land at the head of Richardson's bay near 
Reeds station, have had, since baiting their ponds, 
some remarkably good shooting in a district hitherto 
overlooked by the majority of city sportsmen. A cosy 
club house has been fixed up by renovating an old 
building near the shore; dikes have been put in so that 
the rains have formed a series of brackish ponds, 
which are visited by many birds. Inland, a shallow 
fresh water pond near the county road has been well 
baited and now affords good shooting. Some of the 
members have extolled the advantages of the pond for 
moonlight shooting. The club has a ten years' lease 
of the preserve. Last Sunday Bert Patrick and Andy 
Buckley bagged sixteen "cans" and a few "sprig." 
The club record of ducks killed this season is a good 

The San Pablo Gun Club preserve has afforded a 
number of excellent bags this season to tho half dozen 
sportsmen comprising tho club. A recent shoot in- 
dulged in by Achille Roos, Dr. Fehlieson and Dr. F. 
W. Vowinckel was remarkable not only for the splen- 
did flight shooting offered, but also for an opportunity 
given Dr. Vowinckel to make a record as a clever wing 
shot. The Doctor was evidently in his best shooting 
form and from the earliest dawn until late in tho fore- 
noon he brought down birds on single and double shots 
in such a brilliant manner as to create feelings of ad- 
miration as well as some illy concealod jealousy on tho 
part of his shooting comrades. Now and then a flock 
shot was offered by the flight of birds up or down tho 
slough, on the west bank of which the Doctor was con- 
cealed in a blind. Two barrels fired into a big bunch 
of teal brought down fourteen birds which were re- 
trieved by the keeper from the creek bed. The 
Doctor's score for the day was the record one for the 

Cartridge and Shell. 

Allen S. McDougall has been appointed Game War- 
den for Alameda county. 

Harvey McMurchy was a welcome visitor at a shoot 
of the Cincinnati Gun Club on the 19th inst. 

R. A. Eddy has temporarily laid aside his shotguns 
and is at present located in Riverside, where he has 
some orange groves that have more attractions for him 
than the sport of dropping canvasback ducks. 

W. H. Ogdon has been appointed Game Warden for 
Merced county. A warden will bo appointed, it is 
reported, for Santa Clara county about March 1st. 
Trinity county recently appointed this necessary game 
protection ottlcicial and Mendocino county has again 
provided her citizens with tho efficient services of W. 
S. Ornban, erstwhile game warden for tho county, 
where the office had been temporarily abolished. 

The Ingleside traps were in use last Sunday and 
about twenty-five dozen pigeons were grassed by a group 
of shooters composed of Chas. L. Fair, Jr., Andrew 
Jackson, John B. Coleman, Tod Sloan, Dick Dwyer, 
Frank Ireland, Bob Smith and Willio Martin, 'ihe 
best work was done by Mr. Ireland who killed forty- 
two straight, then missed two out of five, following 
with another ten straight, losing but two out of fifty- 
five. Dick Dwyer was next with two clean strings of 
ten, losing but' four out of fifty-two. Mr. Jackson's 
record was four lost out of forty shot at. He also 
scored ten straight twice. Tod Sloan was not shoot- 
ing in form, he failed to place ton birds out of fifty-six 
chances offered his gun. Johnny Coleman allowed a 
baker's dozen to oscape from his quota of fifty-seven 
pigeons, two of these dropped dead out. Mr. Fair 
killed his birds fairly well, and whilo sornowhat a 
novice at tho game, shows much improvement in his 
trap shooting. Jockey Martin beat Bob Smith in a 
three-bird race. The ovents were at ten, nine and six 
birds, several shooters indulging in sido pools. 

A Deer Hunt in Northern California. 

Tho following laughable finalo to a doer hunt in 
Mendocino county is told by one of tho hunters, who 
for obvious reasons wishes to remain incognito and has 
suggested that the same consideration be shown his 
companions in crime. 

Tho party, composod of throe local Nimrods and a 
well known Oakland shootor, who used to bo often seen 
at the bluo rock traps, wore in that soctioh of country 
prospecting for timber lands and being keen sportsmen 

decided to avail themselves of tho chance of a lifetime 
to enjoy a deer hunt on horseback. 

Our sportsmon anticipated no trouble in securing a 
large and variegated pack of hounds. 

It was therefore without a misgiving that they 
reined in their horses beside tho rough rail fence sur- 
rounding a rude log cabin. Seated in the open door of 
the cabin was a dirty-faced, sorrowful-looking woman 
who listlossly eyed tho party through the half-closed 
lids of her watery bluo eyes. In her makeup and 
style there was an unmistakable suggestion of Old 

"Good morning, madam," ventured the spokosman. 
"Is your husband at home?" 

"In the first place, my name ain't madam," the 
woman replied, drawlingly, "an' in th' secon' place, 
my husban' ain't 'ome. Ef yer th' sh'iff come tor 'rest 
'im, yer'll bo 'bleeged ter ride further." 

She was assured that tho party had no designs upon 
her husband's liberty, but to secure tho loan of a pack 
of hounds was their mission. 

"Wo ain't got no houn's an' never had none," she 
replied, still suspicious, as she walked to tho fence. 
"Say, thar, mister," she exclaimed, excitedly, pointing 
to tho hand of one of the party, "ain't that thing er 

"It is," tho owner of tho diamond replied. "Would 
you like to look at it?" he asked, drawing from his 
finger a ring in which a small diamond was set. 

"An' ken I take it in my own han'?" she asked 

"Certainly," was tho reply. "Put it on your finger 
and see how it looks there." 

With the light of other days shining in her faded 
eyes, she tremblingly pushed tho ring on her bony, 
knotted forefinger. Then, with a sigh, the ring was 
returned to the owner. 

"Whut wus it you said erbout wantin' ter borry 
some houn's?" she asked, after a moment's silence. 

"We simply wish to borrow the dogs for to-morrow, 
when we intend having a deer hunt." 

"Wall," she said hesitatingly, "I reckin I kin get 
yer some." Then, walking briskly to the cabin door, 
she took down a long cowhorn that hung on a nail, 
and, placing it to her lips, blew three loud blasts. 

It was not a great while before a man who carried in 
his hand a repeating rifle appeared on the far side of 
tho clearing and cautiously approached the party. He 
also had stylo and general appearance to match with 
his better half. 

"It's all right, Jake, "the woman shouted; "they 
ain't after you." 

The sun had just risen the next morning when the 
party again drew rein at the cabin. 

"'Mornin', gentlemen. 'Light an' have er snack. 
Wall, ef y9r won't yer won't I reckon. I'd go 'th yor, 
but I've got some business to tend ter over yan," the 
Missourian added, apologetically, pointing to the woods 
back of the cabin. "Better take thish yeah hawn, er 
th'dawgs won't foller.,' 

With the pack trailing behind, tho party rode away. 
Soon they reached tho edge of tho river bottom, and 
the hunt began. The sun was well on toward tho 
meridian before a sound was heard from the' dogs. 
Then the musical half-mournful cry of a hound was 
hoard. Soon another joined in, then another and an- 
other, until the entire pack was in full cry. 

The hunters whipped up their horses, stumbling and 
floundering through the chapparal and wild grape 
vines, and they were pretty well spent when a stretch 
of open woods was reached. Far in advance the hind- 
most dogs, tails high in the air and noses to the ground, 
were seen tearing along in the wake of their leaders. 

"There goes tho deer," shouted the foremost ono of 
the hunters. "It's a buck with magnificent antlers. " 

Then it was noticed that the cry of tho dogs was 
becoming louder. Noarer they came. Louder and 
louder swelled the music. The air became full of it, 
and the echoes in tho hills awoke. 

"The deer is doubling back," cried ono of the party. 
"Let's get ready for him." 

On came the hounds, their .voices becoming clear 
and distinct. A crashing and floundering in tho brush 
was followed immediately by tho deafening report of 
both barrels of a shotgun. A denso cloud of bluo 
smoke hung in the motionless air, enshrouding tho 
men and blotting out tho landscape. Thon the smoke 
was scattorod by a gentlo breeze, and the ono who 
had fired was seen leaning on his gun, pale and 

"A clear miss! Why didn't you wait until you had 
a better sight of tho deer? " 

"I-er-I didn't see it at all," tho shooter managed to 
reply, that sinking feeling in his stomach having be- 
come by that time somewhat bearable. 

"Weil, why did you fire? " 

"I don't know," ho answered meekly. " ! ! 

! ! " chorused tho others. 

"Tho sun was hanging low in tho west and tho frosty 
chill of night was stealing over us as wo struck higher 
ground and open woods. Tho dogs, still in full cry, 
wero not far ahead of us and we whippod our horsos 
into a swinging gallop." 

"Soon wo saw in front of us a clearingand in its cen- 
ter a log cabin, surrounded by the usual rail fenco. 
As wo reached the edge of tho clearing wo saw a giant, 
long-logged animal, its tail carried well aloft, nimbly 
leap tho fenco and como to a stand, panting and breath- 
less. " 

"Whut in blazes d'you fellers wanter bo or chasm 
my cow for? " a voico asked, irately, and wo saw emerg- 
ing from tho houso a man who carried a long barreled 
rifle. "Thought sho wuz er doah? Uv all the. blankoty 
blank fools I ever see! Can't tell er cow frum er 

* * * * * * . * 
"Run er cow? Well, I'll bo dog gonod!. I mout er 
tol' yer ef yor run acrost ol' Jim Waters' cow tho dogs 
•d run 'or. I've beon er doggin' that ol' cow outer mv 
fiel' all summer. Won't yer 'light an' have er snack? " 


$ih£ iUce£»cr mifr ^Huntsman 

[Febbuaey 2. 1901 


Hunting With 

the Hounds and 
the Hare. 

Running With 

A communication from "New Hand" which was pub- 
lished last Saturday by a weekly contemporary, we 
suggest, might reasonably have been signed "Old 
Hand." There is a smiteh of familiar inuondo pervad- 
ing it that is not misleading. 

Therein the writer, who claims to be prompted by 
perusing the daily newspaper reports of the recent 
field trials at North Island, puts several interrogator- 
ies as to why Verona Cash was not placed. Continuing 
he argues, unlogically, a statement that the dog 
should have been placed. 

The daily respaper reports of the trials were in sev- 
eral respects (and this was one instance) highly unsatis- 
factory and not warranted by the performances of the 
dogs. Verona Cash in her first heat became lost, she 
was hunted for fifteen minutes by Lucas on horseback. 
This undoubtedly militated against her, a dog should 
follow the handler and work with the gun. A reversal 
of this does not count in the dog's favor. Cash un- 
doubtedly did good work and is a high class Setter, 
but the other dogs down in the second and final heats 
did, it has been decided and conceded, better work, 
which is fully shown in the report of the trials appear- 
ing in last week's issue of the Hkkeder and Sports- 

In reference to this dog another statement appears 
(again with familiar ear-marks) in the weekly publica- 
tion referred to as follows: "There was some rather 
clever work done by the little bitch which might have 
won her a place without disturbing the feelings of any. 
It was learned that Judge Johnson, in one or two in- 
stances, yielded to the desires of the gentlemen ap- 
pointed to assist him and the division of third in the 
All- Age may have been due to such stress." The gen- 
tleman who temporarily and ably filled the editorial 
chair last week answered "Now Hand" that he "knew 
nothing personally" of the matter and further, that 
"the judge. Thomas Johnson, has proved himself a 
good, fair and competent man." That some dissatis- 
faction has been engendered by the press reports of 
the trials is very evident. But little, if any, excep- 
tions were taken to the decisions by the great majority 
of those who were present at the trials. We will 
instance the attempts made to show where Clipper W. 
was ill-used, not directly, but by intimation. Clipper 
W. was not judged by what he did in the Northwest, 
but by his performances at Coronado. Northern Hunt- 
ress was another dog whose owner was commiserated 
with. Huntress, who had probably never seen a rab- 
bit, did a little chasing for fifteen minutes that was 
pardonable, but did not help her any. The handlers 
of both these dogs, we are reliably informed, admitted 
their defeat. 

Another instance ivas the Call's report of the heat 
between the Pointer Vi and Maggie F., in which it was 
stated that "a serious error" was made and "the de- 
cision of the judges was extremely unpopular." The 
same writer does not reiterate this statement in his 
own weekly publication. He mentions the heat with 
six conventional lines! Mr. Sloan has expressed his 
satisfaction with the result and believes, on his own 
observation, his dog to have been fairly beaten. 

There seems to be an attempt to carry water on both 
shoulders by praising the winners and placating some 
of the losers — particularly the owners who were not 
present; by a style of condolence that is apt to arouse 
an unwarranted suspicion. It is a peculiar truth that 
owners of lino animals, of dogs as well as horses, are 
prone to be susceptible to a condition which Iago 
worked on when he said: 

"O, you are well tuned now! 

Hut I'll set down the pegs that makes this music, 

As honest as I am." (Aside) 

Another gratuitous "hot air" embrocation (in the 
weekly) is the account of the heat between Tacoma 
and Lady Rodschaff in which the latter dog is made to 
appear severely disabled by cactus thorns, and then 
further on "it was thought by some to be a mistake to 
leave out of the second series Lady Rodschaff whose 
work had been consistent and who had shown herself 
staunch on points." As a matter of fact the bitch was 
simply not in form and was unplaced for that reason. 

Out of the litter of eight puppies whelped by Phil 
Wand 's.English Setter bitch Flora W. (Luke — Victor's 
Belle) to W. J. Baughn's Count Danstone (Ch. Count 
(ilad stone I V. — Dan's Lady) five are yet living and do- 
ing splendidly. Mr. Wand still has two dogs and a 
bitch. John Tate has a dog and W. J. Mentz has a 
dog puppy recently purchased from W. E. Chute, a 
bitch puppy belonging to Mr. Chute died of distemper 
several weeks ago. The latter gentleman has been 
singularly unfortunate in losing some very promising 
young Setters, amoug which we note three puppies by 
Uncle B. — Dolly Y. and a bitch puppy by Marie's 
Sport — Dolly Y. The latter died just prior to being 
entered in the last Derby. 

The negotiations between the San Francisco Kennel 
Club and Mr. C. H. Mason have fallen through and the 
selection f>f a judge or judges for the May show is still 
undecided. We should not be surprised if Mr. J. J. 
Lynn of Port Huron, Mich., or Mr. James Cole of 
Kansas City, or both of these gentlemen should be en- 

Mr. Geo. Raper will judge at the Moscow (Russia) 
Dog Show. Before going to the land of the Borzois 
he will attend the Westminster Kennel Club Show. 
He will leave England for New York on February 6th. 

The Spanish Bulldog. 

I am happy to take an opportunity of exhibiting the 
interest I take in Bulldog subjects by bringing to your 
readers' notice a most valuable discovery made by my 
old friend Mr. John Proctor, of Antwerp. He and I 
have for many years had the honor to appear in the 
character of English judges at the Paris Dog Show. 
No feature in this delightful exhibition has more in- 
terest for us as Britons than the classes which remind 
us of our national breed, the Bulldog. It is my belief 
that the Bulldog is but one member of the important 
family of the Molussus, which is recognizable by the 
truncated muzzle. I do not claim any originality for 
this opinion, but I do admire myself for having the 
courage to bravo the wrath of the home fancy by say- 
ing so. We have no generic name for this family, but 
in France they are called Dogues, whence we get our 
own word dog, but we have corrupted the meaning of 
it. The heads of the group are the Spanish Bulldog, 
the doguo de Bordeaux, and the little toy oddities of 
Paris, bred and reared by Lutetian bootmakers, and 
lastly, the English Bulldog. It is clear to me as an 
unprejudiced cynologist, and entirely unaffected by 
what previous authorities have said on the subject, 
that the original home of the breed was Spain, where 
the dog was "made" for a special mission. The fair 
name of Spain always was, and still is, associated with 
sport in which the bull plays the leading role. The 
Spaniard fashioned a dog to suit this sport, with a firm 
strong body, stout legs, a short neck of powerful muscle, 
a big head with a wide mouth and prominent upturned 
under jaw, so that the dog could still breathe while re- 
taining his grip, and the weight would tire out the 
bull which was unable to fling oft' the dog. From 
Spain dogs of this kind migrated to France; it is only 

Ougue de BurgoH, Kgpagne, 1695* 

a short excursion to Bordeaux, where the services of 
the dog were in demand as fighting dogs and for dog 
and donkey contests. Then they traveled up to Paris 
which has always had an eye for the artistic, so they 
bantamized the breed to the modern Toy Bulldog. 

From France the breed came over to England, and 
with several other imported varieties, took their place 
among what modern writers describe as the indigenous 
breeds of Great Britain. This is a theory carefully 
thought out to suit those who maintain that the Bull- 
dog is a British product. Personally, I behove that 
the only breeds indigenous to the British Isles are the 
Irish and Scottish Terriers. 

In English history thoro is no mention of the Bull- 
dog before the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and I find it 
quite easy to assume that at a period when the rela- 
tions between England and Spain were exceedingly 
strained, and Britannia's sea-dogs were plundering the 
Spanish coast and worrying their galleons, that among 
the loot were these doughty dogs. Certain it is that 
the sport of these animals would take the Virgin 
Queen's masculine fancy. It is unfortunate that 
though duo credit has been accorded to the gallant 
knight who about the same time imported the potato, 
it is still unknown to England whether it was a Drake 
or a Frobisher, or which enterprising captain it was, 
who placed his country under a far greater obligation 
by bringing over from the enemy the animal which 
has become our national dog. To approach a little 
closer the main object of this communication. When 
the late Mr. Frank Adcock many years ago stirred the 
Bulldog fancy to its depths by the introduction of the 
Spanish Bulldogs Toro and others, tho English fancy 
turned upon him, and when he courageously put his 
dogs on the show bench he was told they wore "inven- 
tions," no pure breed at all, but the result of a freakish 
experiment with Mastiffs, Bulldogs and perhaps other 
varieties. The unbelief and prejudice were so strong, 
and the literary onslaughts so violent, that nobody for 
years after attached any value to Mr. Adcock's claims, 
"which were simply that his importations were — Bull- 
dogs. A long time after I had tho good fortune to en- 
counter, in the Paris show, a magnificent class of dogs 
called the Dogues do Bordeaux; smaller than a Mastiff 
but more bulky, brown-red in color, mostly Dudleys, 
with Bulldog skulls, but the heads larger and more 
wrinkled; and to my mind these animals were plainly 
the Spanish Bulldog, or its first cousin. I boomed the 

variety in the Stock- Keeper, whose readers had never 
seen nor heard of them before, and the enterprising 
Messrs. Sam Woodiwiss and H. E. Brooke subsequently 
imported a few fine specimens and showed them hore. 
Our English fanciers just dropped short of heaving a 
brick at them, but those who had eyes to see, and were 
willing to see, recognized that they were in the pres- 
ence of the ancestors of the English Bulldog. We 
English are unwilling to be taught anything about 
animals, and when I imported Toy Bulldogs from 
Paris my countrymen glanced askance at them until I 
found the dwarfs an English ancestor or two. As a 
matter of fact, I think tho French Toys owe little or 
nothing to English descent, but I propitiated my 
critics. A French friend assured me that these dogs 
were called Boule-dogs .from the round shape of the 
head, and that their owners did not know the word 
"bull" nor its meaning. Well, to return, I am quite 
satisfied that the Bulldog owes its origin to Spain. 
Mr. Adcock's importations dato only some ten or fifteen 
years back, but if I can show that the Bulldog existed 
in Spain in the early part of the seventeenth century 
it will, I suppose, support my contentions. When Mr. 
Proctor and I were in Paris last year my friend had the 
good fortune to obtain a most valuable piece of evidence 
on this point. He found an old bronze plaque. Every- 
body must admit that this is the head of a cropped 
Bulldog — Spanish, Bordeaux or English is immaterial. 
It is a Bulldog. The description above the head reads: 
Dogue De Burgos, Espagne. 

Burgos is tho principal town of the province of Old 
Castile, in Spain, and was noted for the breeding of 
dogs used in the arena. The date is 1625, and the 
name of the artist "Cazalla." The appearance of the 
plaque indicates its age, and everything points to tho 
probability- of its being genuine. Anyhow, I give all 
the particulars, so that whoever cares to may make 
inquiries. Mr. Proctor purchased the medallion in 
Paris from Mons. A. Provandier, a well known breeder 
of Toy Bulldogs, who relates that he bought it one 
Sunday in the Paris Dog Market from a trainer of dogs 
who visited the market. This man stated that he had 
it from a bric-a-brac dealer in the Paris Gingerbread 
Fair, at which time there are always two or three 
thousand dealers in art ironwork and all sorts of such 
things, standing by their booths on the roadside. Mr. 
Proctor took his find to a connoisseur, who pronounced 
it authentic, and it was then that I decided, with the 
owner's kind consent, to publish it in England for the 
benefit of the English Bulldog fancy, who cannot fail 
to recognize its historic value and to acknowledge the 
light it throws upon a question which so violently 
agitated the kennel world when Mr. Adcock brought 
it forward. I am indeed happy in this wise to be able 
to hand down Mr. Proctor's name and my own to an 
appreciative Bulldog posterity. — George R. Krehl, 
honorary member of the Bulldog Club, in Stuck- Kit per. 

Doings in Dogdom. 

At the English Bulldog election of judges Mr. Sam 
Woodiwiss topped the poll with 72 votes, and among 
the rejected was Mr. < '. ( ;. Hopton. 

Crufts great international show, which takes place 
in Agricultural Hall, Islington, every February, is this 
year fixed for February l.'ith and two following days. 

Mr. Wm. Halley, of Sacramento, under date of the 
21st inst. writes: "I have sold a Fox Terrier puppy 
through my 'ad' in the Breeder and Sportsman. 
and would like you to note the sale in your Kennel 
Registry announcements." 

The judges at the R. I. Kennel Club will be Mrs. E. 
O. Giles for Beagles and Foxhonnds; Mr. J. Gibbs, 
Whippets; Mr. Brickley, Boston Terriers: Mr. Ceo. 
Lovell, Pointers and Setters; W. C. Cod man, Black 
and Tans and Pomeranians: Mr. Henry Jarreft, Cocker 
Spaniels; Mr. H. W. Lacy, all other breeds. 

Mr. A. P. Vredenburgh, secretary of the American 
Kennel Club, reports that the year just closed was the 
most successful in the history of tho club. Paid regis- 
trations in 1(100 were 4550 and associate members regis- 
trations 3,10, making a grand total of 48K3, against 4044 
paid and 274 associate members' registration; a total of 
431* in 1809, showing a gain of 565 registrations for the 

"Receipts for tho month ending December 31, 1000, 
amounted to $2,533.41, against $2,102.73 for the corres- 
ponding month in 1890; a gain for the month of $340.68, 

The English Champion Bromley Cribb (58,604) has 
joined the canine majority. This celebrated Bulldog 
was taken out on the ice and becoming wet and chilled 
through falling into the water and not being dried off 
properly, a cold set in which brought on pneumonia 
and that, aided by indigestion of the stomach, settled 
Mr. Croker's four figured Bulldog — it would also settle 
almost anything else, too. Cribb had the reputation 
of being a good siro and promised to rank high in the 
stud. With many ho was preferred, aside from his 
foreface, to Rodney Stone, his kennel mate. For 
shoulder and body formation Cribb was a model. He 
was somewhat deficient in layback and muzzle forma- 
tion, but withal had an expression of intelligence and 
character that is rarely seen in the breed. He was the 
English crack until dark brindle Rodney Stone low- 
ered his colors. He was by Royal Duke out of G. 
Irvine's Maid of Perth and was whelped August 1, 
1806. When Mr. Richard Croker, Jr., purchased these 
two dogs last summer, he took from England the two 
choicest specimens of the national breed. 

James J. Corbott, the pugilist and saloonkeeper, lost 
a Bull Terrier about a week ago. While one of his 
friends was in a restaurant at Thirty-sixth street and 
Broadway he saw the dog with an under-sized man 
who sat at a table. He ran over to Corbett's saloon 
and told him about it. Corbett hustled to the restau- 
rant and claimed the dog. The man refused to give 
up, saying it was his. There was a scuttle, each man 
trying to get a grip on the Terrier, which showed a 

February 2, 1901] 


preference for Corbett's company. A policeman was 
called in by the restaurant people and he took every- 
body to the Tenderloin Station. On the way Corbe'tt 
picked up several friends and his wife, all of whom 
were prepared to swear that the dog' was Corbett's. 

The matter was explained to Capt. Thomas. He de- 
cided that all the evidence was in favor of Corbett, 
who got the dog. 

The American Fox Terrier report mailed December 
29th indicates that the club paid out in specials $21!). 50, 
an increase of $27 over the previous year. The number 
of members are fifty-eight, Mr. C. L. F. Robinson be- 
ing elected since the previous report. The winners of 
specials and stakes are embodied and cover the shows 
held at Kansas City, Toronto, Dantmry, Philadelphia 
and Cincinnati. 

There are nine entries in the 1901 Stud Dog Stakes, 
two hundred and seventy-five entries in the Yankee 
Stakes and in this stake for next year the entries 
already amount to ninety-eight entries. The Fifteenth 
Grand Produce Stakes and the Stud Dog Stakes will 
be competed for at New York. And at Boston the 
Grand Challenge Cup and the Yankee Stakes will bo 

Mr. Louis M. Rutherford of New York, a prominent 
society and club man and also an enthusiastic patron 
of sports, recently passed away at Davos Platz, Switz- 
erland. Mr. Rutherford was the senior partner in the 
widely known L. & W. Rutherford Fox Terrier Ken- 
nels. This sprightly breed being his special canine 
love. Mr. Rutherford benched his first Fox Terrier 
exhibit at the Westminster Kennel Club show in 1879. 
His brother, Winthrop Rutherford, followed suit the 
following year, the brothers showed dogs individually 
until 1881 when the well known and successful partner- 
ship was formed which has now been broken by the 
inevitable. The loss to the Fox Terrier fraternity and 
to breeders and exhibitors by Mr. Rutherford's call to 
the beyond is felt keenly. We quote Turf, Fidd and 
Farm as follows, showing some of the work of the 
Rutherfords in reference to benefitting the breed of 
Fox Terriers: 

Among the early importations of Fox Terriers made 
by the Rutherford brothers were Nailer, by Buff- 
Activity; Bowstring, by Old Turk, Champion Royal, 
from Mr. Burbidge's kennel; Belgrave Primrose, bred 
by Mr. Luke Turner; Splauger, by Dickon-Sutton 
Veda; that lovely little bitch champion Diana, by 
Tackler-Belgrave Viola; Dance, by Brokenhurst Spice 
-Polonaise; Dusky II. and Resume, the latter by the 
champion of champions, Result. Later they imported 
Raffle, by Brokenhurst Rally-Harmony; First Flight, 
by New Forest-Retire; Warren Safeguard, by Venio- 
Eggesford Sapphire, and Warren Cautious, by Charl- 
ton Verdick-Refuge, the last two imported in utero. 
Their latest importation that has been seen in public 
is Claudian, by Champion D'Orsay-Clytha Starlight. 
The Rutherfords, unlike most of our breeders, have 
not sought the highest priced dogs nor those with the 
biggest records as winners of prizes, but have bought 
purely on blood lines with an eye to the improvement 
of the breed, and by a judicious selection from time to 
time from the various strains of winning blood obtain- 
able in England they have been eminently successful. 

Geo. S. Mott, superintendent of the Westminster 
Kennel Club, lost recently a Pointer puppy from what 
he thought might bo poison. He had an autopsy per- 
formed and the "vet" said that the cause of death was 
appendicitis. We had heard of several cases of in- 
verted intestine causing death, but appendicitis was a 
novelty in dog diseases so we consulted Dr. French, 
the well-known canine specialist, regarding it. Dr. 
French says : 

Appendicitis, or inflammation of the vermiform ap- 
pendix, is a well-known surgical lesion and is frequently 
found in dogs, though, owing to the absence of sub- 
jective symptoms, difficult to diagnose, many cases 
being treated for enteritis, the exact cause of death 
being revealed by the autopsy. 

Catarrhal and ulcerative inflammation of the muc- 
ous membrane of the appendix without mechanical 
injury has been frequently observed and is possibly 
due to the action of a micro-organism. 

A frequent cause of appendicitis is the presence of 
fecal concretions and foreign bodies, as grape-seed, 
fruit-stones, straw or bone. The foreign body first 
produces a catarrhal inllammation, and later ulcera- 
tion and frequently escapes with the inflammatory 
product through the perforation into abcess or abdom- 
inal cavity. The gravest form is when the whole ap- 
pendix becomes gangrenous or if the perforation com- 
municates with the free peritonoal cavity, giving rise 
to a diffuse septic peritonitis speedily resulting in 
death. In favorable recoveries the inllammation does 
not terminate in suppuration, but gradually disappears. 

The symptoms are swelling, rigidity of abdominal 
wall on right side, localized pain and other symptoms 
suggestive of circumscribed peritonitis in the ileo- 
coecal region. Vomiting and constipation are often 
present, making a differential diagnosis between an in- 
flammatory lesion in this region and intestinal obstruc- 
tion difficult, though the absence of a rise of tempera- 
ture would point to the latter condition. 

The mortality in human beings is about one to seven. 
The usual treatment in early stages is to give a saline 
aperient, supplemented by onomata and external 
fomentations, then tincture of opium to relieve pain 
and keep the inflamed parts quiet. If this is ejected, 
subcutaneous injections of morphia should bo ad- 
ministered. If the inflammation does not yield to this 
treatment, laparotomy and removal of the appendix 
should be at once resorted to, the strictest antiseptic 
precautions being observed. — Turf, Field and Farm. 


Kennel Registry. 


Mrs. C. G. Saxo's Great Dano bitch Lady Ermine (Lord Londs- 
brough-Mafoel S.) to Posen Great Dane Kennels Ulneheard 
(Zouroft-Olga. January 17, 1801. 


William Halley (Sacramento) sold a Fox Terrier bitch puppy 
(Warren Clerk- Veracitat) to J. V. Moorehead, Chico, January 
16, 1901. 

Origin of the Trolling Spoon. 

During the last half century a revolution has been 
brought about in the piscatorial art. through the in- 
vention and continued development of the trolling 
spoon. This device, in its varied forms, is so common 
to-day that no successful sportsman would engage in a 
general campaign against the aquatic species without 
being well equipped with spoon tackle. Yet less than 
fifty years ago no patent had been taken out on any 
kind of a spoon bait, nor had the idea of such a bait 
originated, save by the man who was destined to bring 
it before the world, and, by devoting his life to the 
study of the art of luring the finny tribe and the per. 
fection of his invention, to become famous in every 
clime. Perhaps not less interesting than the develop- 
ment of the trolling bait is the life and personality of 
its inventor, the late Julio T. Buel. To Mr. Buel alone 
belongs the distinction of having discovered the value 
of bright, shining metal as a means of luring fish to 
the fatal hook, and of making such a practical appli- 
cation of his discovery that he felt justified in taking 
out a patent, the first of its kind covering such a 

Julio Thompson Buel was born in West Poultney, 
Vermont, OctDber 12, 1800. During his boyhood the 
family moved to Castleton, Vt., and the young lad was 
free to wander "by the brook and in the glade" 
along streams that contained the finest specimens of 
"speckled beauties." He also frequented the beautiful 
Lake Bomoseen, whose waters are wonderfully trans- 
parent. Young Buel was early interested in angling 
and devoted much time to the sport. Before reaching 
the age of 15, he was recognized by the local Vermont- 
ers as a most expert fly fisherman. About this time 
he discovered the principles of the now famous bait. 
While on the bank of a trout stream one day he threw 
some bright pebbles into the water and observed that 
the trout dashed up to them. After repeating the 
performance he concluded that a more shining mark 
would be a greater attraction. Accordingly he secured 
several pieces of bright tin and threw them into the 
water, succeeding in causing still greater excitement 
and activity among the fish. 

His next step was to solder a hook on a piece of tin, 
bent so that the bait would revolve. By drawing this 
rude bait through the water the ingenious youth 
snagged a large bunch of fish. A year or two later, 
when 18 years of age, while eating his luncheon on 
the bank of Lake Bomoseen, he accidentally dropped 
a spoon into the water. He was impressed by the 
gyrating movement of the spoon as it sank to the 
bottom, and not less so by the appearance of a large 
fish that struck the sinking spoon. In this incident 
lies the origin of the "spoon bait." Our inventive 
juvenile fisherman promptly secured an old brass table- 
spoon, and polishing the convex side of the bowl, until 
it shone like the traditional New England milk pan, he 
soldered a hook on the small end, and to a portion of 
the handle he tied the line. It was with this tackle 
that he made his first trolling trip on Lake Bomoseen. 

Buel promptly satisfied himself as to the merits of 
his contrivance, but people generally were disposed to 
look upon it with the greatest ridicule. One, Wilkin- 
son, laughed heartily at the idea of getting a fish with 
a spoon, but when young Buel landed a big pickerel, 
Wilkinson threw himself on the ground and rolled 
over in astonishment, uttering many forcible ejacula- 
tions expressive of his surprise and pleasure. The 
result of spoon fishing in the lake astonished the 
natives, who at once adopted the use of the tackle, 
and after 40 years many were still using the original 
design, refusing to believe that Buel's first spoon could 
be improved upon. Mr. Buel, himself, was far more 
discriminating. He continually experimented with 
baits, making them in various forms, seeking to secure 
the strongest construction and the most effective de- 
sign and action. He purchased only the most ex- 
pensive piano string steel wire, and ordered bright, 
polished steel treble hooks, in preference to those hav- 
ing black japanned covering, as the latter might con- 
ceal a Haw in the metal. While he continued to develop 
the "spinning bait" and the "fly spoon," he was also 
intently studying tho habits and tendencies of various 
kinds of fish. Ho had been known to lie almost breath- 
less on the shore for a long time, watching tho move- 
ments of tho water population. Ho became able to 
detect the faulty action of a spoon at once, from that 
which attracted and snared the game. Every picoo 
of material entering into the, construction of the spoons, 
and every detail in the work of putting them together 
was carefully considered. No material was too good 
or too exponsivo for the bait. Mr. Buel obtained fine 
silver for the artificial lures, the color being nearest to 
that of the fish's belly. Rolled plate was selected in 
preference to electro-plate because of its greater dur- 

Mr. Buel was over ISO years of ago when ho moved to 
Whitehall, N. Y., and engaged in tho business of a fur- 
ier. Ho had found even greater ad vantages for study- 
ing the character and habits of fish than in Vermont. 
Whitehall is immediately at the head of Lake Cham- 
plain, and but six miles distant is Lako George with 
water as transparent as glass. Mr. Buel spent a groat 
deal of time experimenting at LakeGeoigo, as he could 
there watch the motion of his spoons as they were 
drawn through the water. Ho frequently took long 
tripe into the heart of tho Adirondack wilderness to 
test his baits upon tho various fish to be found in the 
inure secluded streams and hikes. Lake George (788 B 
rich field for large trout, while in Lako Champlain 
wore brooding tho muskalongo, bass and pike. Tho 
aim of the inventor was to devise a spoon for each 

species of fish that would work in each particular case 
to a nicety. He was fastidious almost to a fault. 

it is a singular fact that while sportsmen woro en- 
thusiastic -in their commendation of tho baits, and 
often in meeting Mr. Buel on his trips, importuned 
him to engage in their manufacture on a liberal scale, 
that he did not seem at all disposed to push the matter 
as a business. He appeared to be more pleased to work 
with tho baits as a pastime. Possibly he had not 
brought them to a degree of perfection that satisfied 
him. It was not until 1852 that he took out his first 
patent, though ho obtained a dozen, more or less, in 
after years. He used to say that he had no intention 
of making tho spoons as a business, but their reputa- 
tion and the general demand for them became such 
that ho was actually forced to establish a small plant 
in a two-story brick building on Broad street. He 
went into tho spoon manufacturing business in 1848. 
The number of men employed was six, and this in- 
cluded Mr. Buel's brother, Harvey W. Buel, who was 
much interested in the apparatus and became expert 
in its manufacture. Orders were received from all 
parts of tho United States, and other dealers purchas- 
ing direct from the factory, shipped the baits to all 
countries in the world. 

While there are a great variety of the baits, the 
principal ones are the "spinning bait, "and the "fly 
spoon." The former consists of an arrow-shaped 
copper plate soldered to an air chamber or "belly," the 
latter being long, narrow and oval, tapering to a point 
at each end. The air chamber is silver plated. The 
rear ends of the copper plate, known as "wings" are 
turned to rosemble a propeller. A small tube extends 
through the air chamber providing for a large wire, 
on which the wings, or belly, revolve. The three 
hooks (if a single set) are attached to the wire men- 
tioned and are stationery. A swivel connects tho 
other end of the wire with the trolling line. The 
spinners are made in eight sizes, varying from about 
ono inch to four inches in length. ' Bright feather.-, 
are attached to the hook. The fly 3poon, which is 
a spoon proper, is oval and kidney shaped. The 
spoon is simply fastened on the hook wire with a ring, 
at a proper interval above the points, and revolves 
around the hooks when drawn through the water. 
There are many forms of these spoons with special 
contrivances, some being two-bladed, others having 
double set of hooks, etc., but all embrace the general 
principles described. 

Mr. Buel's establishment produced tho bulk of all 
trolling baits that delighted the hearts of sportsmen 
for many years, but the demand became greater than 
the house could supply, and the proprietor refused to 
put in more machinery or to increase his force. As ho 
became advanced in years he felt less interest, in prose- 
cuting this work, and the old shop grew dingy. He 
died in 1880, having reached 80 years. 

Mr. Buel was a fine looking gentleman with strong 
characteristics, who had a very happy faculty as an 
entertainer. He had an inexhaustible fund of stories 
concerning his experiences in fishing, and unlike some 
fish stories, many of his were true. He was recog- 
nized as authority by the fishermen of his section of 
the country. He was familiarly known as "the Judge," 
and it was the delight of his friends to assemble in the 
old shop and hear him relate his ad ventures and dis- 
cuss his favorite topic while seated on an empty dry- 
goods box, known as "the seat of honor." Mr." Buel 
was of a good family, and was held in the highest con- 
fidence, and esteem by all who knew him. He held the 
office of deputy collector of U. S. Customs for the dis- 
trict of Champlain for several years, and filled other 
local offices. Alexander W. Buel, a brother of Julio 
T., was a distinguished statesman of Detroit, Mich., 
and was a member of Congress when Mr. Buel took 
out his first patent in 1852. The inventor was related 
to tho family of the late Commodore T. W. Philips, 
and also the family of Gen. Grant. 

The indications for steelhead fishing at Point Reyes 
to-morrow are said to be first class. The Paper Mill 
is in good condition and the water clear for spoon fish- 
ing. The tide water spots below tho railroad bridge, 
where tho fish have favorite feeding places, will be 
prospected by a number of rod wielders. 

Last Sunday the attendance of anglers was a re- 
minder of the old days at the Point when the fishing 
was a thing of joy to the angler. Notwithstanding the 
efforts of the many fishermen present the fish caught 
were but few. No indications of their presence in the 
water was shown by jumping fish nor did tho tell tale 
"swirl" and flirt of the tail delight the investigating 
angler as ho kept his weather eye open looking for fish 
signs. Among tho Waltonians Sunday wore James 
Watt, who hooked three small fish at the "rock," A. 
E. Lovott, Chas. Kewoll, W. H. Ashcroft, Chas. Broid- 
enstein, Andy Legaspe, A. B. Finch, G. Luttrell, F. 
Carroll, II. Battu, Baddy Doogan, Dooley and some 
friends, Louis Bondeau, .). B. and C. B. KennifT, Del 
Cooper, John Gallagher, who caught an eight and a 
half pound spent fish last week, O. W. Jackson and 
Ron McMillan. 

There is now quite a run of salmon grilse on and the 
fish are caught daily at Lombard street wharf — one 
weighing three; and a half pounds was hooked on 
Friday. A number of fish were caught in tho water 
east of the wharf. Generally the fishermon have 
fished on an incoming tide and would put out their rods 
from tho wharf side nearest the incoming current. 
Tho belief among tho frequenters of the dock was 
that all attempts to catch fish on tho opposite side 
would be futile, the impression, judging from results 
this week, seems now to be erroneous. 

At Sausalito, off the Buffalo hotel wharf, trolley 
fishermon have been surprised during tho week to find 
grilse Caught on their stationary fishing contrivances. 
A few grilse, it is reported, have also been caught at 
Lime Point. 

The San Francisco Fly-Casting Hub members will 
have their annual banquet at the California Hotel this 
evening at (i:.'i0 l>. M. An unusually attractive pro- 
gram embracing vocal and instrumental music, 
addresses, etc., will be offered for the evening's enter- 

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$ THE FARn. $ 

Agricultural Prod ucts at t he Pan-American. 

About one-half of the population of America live in 
the rural districts. As the majority of these are en- 
gaged in farming of a general or special character, their 
influence on a great Exposition is apparent. Agricul- 
ture, like all lines of business, is being divided up and 
parcelled out into specialties Soil and climate are the 
two great factors which determine the special line of 
production of a farm or community- Business enter- 
prise exerts a great influence in determining the degree 
of success in any direction. Transportation often de- 
cides the kind of crop in spite of all other influences ; 
but the good sense and business qualifications of he in- 
dividual farmer determines the amount of profit. 

No matter what the division may be, the visitor to 
the Pan-American Exposition may find his special line 
singled out with up to date methods of cultivation, 
shipping, marketing and other essential features accen- 
tuated. Our own methods in many cases will be con- 
trasted with those of countries of North or South Amer- 
ica as well as compared, theoretically at least with other 

To realize wh t com pet tion in bus ness means, and 
the painstaking care that is exercised in regard to fol- 
lowing out minute details, the exportation of eggs from 
Denmark to Great Britain offers an illustration. A 
system of co-operation is adopted, deposits established 
along the lines of railway and an agent stationed at 
each point who has the right to refuse or accept any 
eggs offered by the producer. Each egg is required to 
be marked with a rubber stamp giving the name or 
mark by which it may be traced if not fresh. No eggs 
are received if more than four days old and n severe 
penalty is inflicted if this rule is disregarded. When 
received the eggs are at once assorted as to size and 
shipped to Great Britain where they bring the highest 
price because of the uniform character and general ex- 
cellence of the product. To make sure that everything 
is right, they are inspected again upon their arrival. 
This is done in a darkened cellarjwhere the egg is made 
to pass before a strong light and one showing the slight- 
est cloud is reported to the person sending it. This 
system has resulted in increasing the trade in eggs from 
Denmark from 1,279,031 great hundreds in 1895 to 
2,266,031 great hundreds in IS99. As Great Britain im- 
ports about 16,000,0:0 great hundreds (1,920,000,000) 
eg s, little Denmark must furnish about one-seventh of 
the whole supply. 

France is sending poultry to Great Britain in especially 
constructed cars as far as the channel. The chickens 
are sent alive and fattened on the way, being so arranged 
that one attendant may look after several cars. The 
same system is employed in shipping "petit poussin" 
from Belgian to Paris. These partridge-like broilers 
arrive in such good condition the restaurant men are 
willing to pay 48 cents each for them. The experiment 
is being tried of sending this class of poultry all the 
way from Russia to England in this manner. 

As in the selling product of the poultry yard, so it 
will be seen in each department connected with the 
farm. The Exposition is systematically divided into 
sections. A visit to many sections will sometimes be 
necessary to follow a production from stait to finish, but 
guide books, maps, etc. will be issued and the effort 
will be well rewarded. 

To Make Wire Cuts Heal. 

Barbed wire cuts frequently occur on horses where 
barbed wire fence is. A writer in an exchange gives his 
treatment. He says: Allow me to give the treatment 
in use here and found effectual in cases where the cut 
was on the breast of horses, the opening being six inches 
wide and two or three inches deep. These cases healed 
without any stitching, or leaving an unnatural enlarge- 
ment, in a short time. Another cure where a horse got 
his foreleg over a wi'e and back of the knee haggled to 
the bone for six inches. This got well without lameness 
or any enlargement, only a small scar. Another young 
stallion had the back of his front pastern cut, and was 
treated with liniments without healing, and an un- 
natural growth would show and was trimmed with a 
knife without healing, and when the treatment below 
was given it healed up in a short time. Wash the cut 
daily with warm water and castile soap to cleanse parts. 
Then spray or dampen the injury with a weak solution 
of cajbolic acid, then dust on fresh air slacked lime. 
There does no' appear any need of covering or bandag- 
ing the cut, as this will keep off the flies or any un- 
natural growth. 

Fully one-half of the chicks that die in the early 
spring time are victims of the vermin pest. If the 
premises are not renovated and the vermin extermi- 
nated in the fall it will be next to impossible to raise 
chicks in such quarters in the spring. 

The Cowboys of the Olden Times. 

In the beginning, the live stock men ruled the world 
and they have had a good deal to say as to how things 
should go ever since writes C. C. Goodwin in Field and 
Farm. The first book ever written tells of the horse 
trainers of Troy, and old Homer often turns aside from 
his great theme to give the pedigree of a horse. While 
Ajax, riysses, Achilles and the others were famous 
fighters among the Greeks, to Diomed was singled out 
the glory of possessing more skill in handling horses, 
and ever since the race that has possessed the best 
horses has been the world's ruling people. In the old 
days, the standard of value was live stock, and when 
men began to coin money, each coin represented the 
value of some animal. 

Thus, the shekel of the Jews meant a lamb and the 
pecus of the Romans meant an ox. When it was said 
that a man had not a shekel, it meant he had no sheep, 
and when in Rome a man was called impecunious, it 
meant he had no cattle. That man Sisyphus, who 
founded Corinth, was the most famous live stock 
breeder of the age. According to all accounts, he did a 
great business. He had better branding irons, longer 
riatas and more accomplished vaqueros than any of his 
neighbors He got to that country early; he located 
the valley in which Corinth was afterwards built. He 
may have had a summer ranch on the mountains. He 
took up all the springs and he was doing a smashing 
business until once, when he had bought in all the fat 
cattle on the near ranges, the gods caught him trying to 
bribe their oracles to threaten the people with a mighty 
famine in order to frighten them into laying in their 
corned beef at increased prices. He had trouble then. 

You remember his sentence — that he was to roll a 
huge boulder up a steep grade in Erebus, hut he was 
promised that if he would once roll it over the divide, 
he should be given a ranch in Elysian fields — a great 
range where no sheepmen would ever intrude, where 
the springs would be unfailing and where the bunch- 
grass would be richer than it was in Nevada in 'CO. 
At last accounts he was still rolling the boulder. That 
Bible story of how Jacob worked his father-in-law, old 
Laban, by promising that he would take all the spotted 
and speckled and striped cattle, giving Laban the cattle 
of fixed colors was of direct interest to stockmen. 

The story of his peeling the hazel and poplar trees 
ami bushes, thus showing streaks of white and brown 
and green, to have its influence upon the females at 
certain periods can be taken for what it is worth. My 
own belief is that Jacob knew a thing or two about 
stock and knew that the native breeds were all of fixed 
colors, even as the Devons, Galloways, the Pembrokes 
and Kvlos are to-day ; that by some means Jacob had 
succeeded in introducing some imported males and 
knew that the next year's calves would be of mixed 
colors and so took that plan to secure the best animals 
and to get even with old Laban for making him do 
chores for fourteen years for his daughter Rachel, when 
the original contract was that he should have her after 
seven years. 

The following resolution adopted at the National Live 
Stock Convention last week speaks for itself : "Where- 
as, The policy of the American government for the past 
thirty years or more has been to protect home manu- 
facturers and home grown products, and to purify the 
manufactured article, and, whereas, recent statistical 
facts disclose the paradox that the present production 
of woolen and worsted finished fabrics by the manu- 
facturers of wool in the United States is the largest in a 
period of twenty years and that the consumption of raw 
wool is smaller at present than at any time durin? the 
same period and believing that the cause for this condi- 
tion arises in a large measure from an extensive use of 
cotton and shoddy in what is put as so-called woolen 
goods; therefore be it resolved, by the National Live 
Stock Association, in convention assembled at Salt Lake 
City, that we conceive it to be our duty to call the atten- 
tion of our representatives in Congress to these facts, 
and ask them to provide and enact, such legislation as 
will prevent deceit and fraud in marketing the manu- 
factured articles as wholly of wool, when in fact the 
same is made largely from cotton and shoddy, as the 
case may be, and to provide suitable penalties for viola- 
tions of the provisions of such an act." 

Water supply from flowing wells is called artesian ( 
from the town of Artois, France, where such sinkings 
were made in the middle ages, but the discovery that 
water might be so obtained dates back to the older civi- 
lization of Egypt, in Asia Minor to a period to historical 
times and to ancient times in China. Persia, Algeria, 
Lombardy and the Sahara. 

The hen is the housewife's best friend. It is to the 
hen that most farmers' wives must look for their pend- 
ing money and where the farmer does his part in pro- 
viding comfortable quarters nine times out of ten the 
wife ia better provided with spending money than the 
master of the premises. 

Big Sale of Holsteins. 

Several months ago the sale of the Oakland Dairy 
Ranch in San Joaquin county was reported. As stated 
heretofore the purchasers intend to make the dairy one 
of the very best to be found anywhere. The following 
from the Fresno Democrat is of interest in this connec. 
tion : 

Probably the largest sale of registered Holstein cattle 
that has ever taken place in the United States has been 
made at the famous Minnewawa farm, where 100 head 
of full bloods have been sold consisting of 40 cows, and 
the remainder calves and young stock, including three 
fine bulls. This fine herd consists of about 280 heed, 
and he sale of these choice full bloods will consist of 
some of the finest stock in the herd. 

No prices are named for Jpublication, but, suffice it to 
say, only long prices could induce the sellers to part 
wfth such a large number of fancy breed dairy stock. It 
is not the purpose of this noted Ibreeding farm to dis- 
continue the breeding of the cattle, but after the cold 
weather in the East other stock will be supplied here to 
fill the place of those sold. The purchaser was Charles 
D. Pierce, a wealthy gentleman of San Francisco, who 
will take them to his farm on the San Joaquin river four 
miles from Stockton, 'where he has fitted up new barns 
and houses and will make his place one of the finest in 

He proposes making butter for fancy trade in San 
Francisco, and after looking over all the herds in Cali- 
fornia chose the Minnewawa, because its stock suited 
him best and appealed to his pride and business judg- 
ment as bei g the animals suited to his wants. 

The sale was made through Fulton G. Berry of this 
city and R. H.